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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Arrest Made in Shooting Death

Arrest made in shooting death


(COLUMBIANA, AL) On March 20, 2021, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a shooting death that occurred in the 500 block of County Road 203 which is in unincorporated Shelby County, near the City of Montevallo.  

Investigators have identified the deceased victim as Brandon Trenell Patrick, 29 years old of Montevallo.  An additional victim has also been identified, and he has since been treated and released for his injuries.

The investigation has led to the identification and subsequent arrest of a suspect. Santrez Ka'shwan O'Neal White, 19 years old of Marion (AL), was arrested on Friday, April 9, 2021 and charged with the following:

  • One count of Murder with bond set at $300,000

  • One count of Assault 1st Degree with bond set at $30,000

Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego commented on the investigation, stating, “My heart goes out to the family members and victims of this incident. We want you to know that this Sheriff’s Office is working hard day and night to bring justice and closure to those effected by this crime. We have zero-tolerance for violent crime in Shelby County. This type of violent altercation was avoidable and unnecessary. Our team of expert criminal investigators will pursue this crime until the person responsible is held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. I would also like to personally thank the United States Marshal Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) for their hard work and assistance in this case.”

The investigation is ongoing, and Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego would like to encourage anyone with information about this shooting investigation to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 205-670-6000. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers by phone or web at 205-254-7777 and

For more information on the crime of Murder and Assault 1st Degree, you can view the Alabama Criminal Code at Select Title 13A and Chapter 6. To view an inmate’s listing, go to our website,, and select the Jail tab, or select the Inmate Listing tab at the bottom of the page. 

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