Domestic Dispute Ends In Shooting, Suicide Near Flomaton

June 30, 2015

A family dispute turned violent Monday night just outside Flomaton, ending with a shooting and an apparent suicide, the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies  received a 911 call Monday evening that someone had been shot on Old Atmore Road near Tom Shivers Road, just north of the Alabama-Florida line. Deputies arrived to find an unidentified 41-year old male suffering a gun shot wound to his shoulder, according to Escambia County (AL) Chief Deputy Mike Lambert. Deputies also learned that the alleged suspect was in the backyard of the home.

“As deputies approach the suspect, they heard a gunshot,” Lambert said. “They found the alleged suspect suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.” A LifeFlight medical helicopter was dispatched. but deputies said the alleged shooter died from the apparent self-inflict gunshot wound before transport.

The shooter and apparent suicide victim was identified as 66-year old Curtis Golden of Old Atmore Road. Lambert said Golden had an ongoing domestic dispute with his wife; the couple was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday in Brewton.

The chief deputy said Golden reportedly fired from the backyard into the home in an attempt to strike his wife, but instead he struck his stepson in the shoulder. The stepson was transported to a Pensacola hospital.

Lambert said alcohol may have been a factor in the incident. file photo.


11 Responses to “Domestic Dispute Ends In Shooting, Suicide Near Flomaton”

  1. Dawn on July 4th, 2015 2:44 am

    So sorry to hear this happened my friend…Get well soon buddy! I love ya and I’m praying for a speedy recovery!

  2. Myra on July 1st, 2015 8:25 pm

    This is sad is a sad situation. That could of been prevented! Numerous calls were made to the Sheriffs dept and was told actual crime had not been committed. Now we have a man In critical condition and one dead as. Result. Something needs to change

  3. Mom on July 1st, 2015 5:53 pm

    So sad that this could have been prevented as many times as the law was called out there because the deceased was harassing and making threats to the victim. Victim was told numerous times that nothing could be done till a crime was actually committed. He even went to Sherriff dept to file a complaint at one time. This was not something that just “happened”. The deceased was a sick man and should have been baker acted a year ago. Always thought that if he was in his own property that he could do as he pleased. Well a crime has been committed now. I think its high time laws were changed to prevent these things from happening when continuing complaints are made

  4. Duke of Wawbeek. on July 1st, 2015 2:53 pm

    Sad, seems that little comes to good on Old Atmore Road.

  5. Judy Abercrombie on July 1st, 2015 7:43 am

    Praying for you cuz lots of love

  6. Carmen Cowart on July 1st, 2015 7:01 am

    my pray be for all the Family, May God be with all you., so sorry to heard something so sad.. love Carmen

  7. J.Reid on June 30th, 2015 11:02 pm

    Praying for you brother.

  8. debra jones on June 30th, 2015 1:35 pm

    praying for the family and all that was involved/

  9. Frank on June 30th, 2015 8:14 am

    NOT to be confused with the former State Attorney.

  10. Teresa G on June 30th, 2015 6:27 am

    Sad situation . Praying for all involved .

  11. family on June 30th, 2015 5:59 am

    Please pray for the family.

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