Atmore Man Found Shot To Death Inside His Vehicle

April 28, 2017

Invtigators are searching for clues in the shooting death of a 20-year old Atmore man Wednesday night.

The victim was identified by police Friday as 20-year old Donta Demorris Russell of 176 Patterson Street in Atmore.  He was found dead after the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shots fired at 1980 Martin Luther King, Jr. drive about 10:16 p.m.

They arrived to find a Crown Victoria partially off the roadway, resting against a tree in yard. They found Russell deceased in the driver’s seat with obvious gunshot wounds. Investigators believe he was alone in the vehicle.

The case remains under investigation by the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information on the murder is asked to call (251) 809-2154 or leave an anonymous tip at


4 Responses to “Atmore Man Found Shot To Death Inside His Vehicle”

  1. Patricia Walker on April 30th, 2017 4:11 pm

    Praying for the family. May God bless and keep you strong there the Strom

  2. mike on April 29th, 2017 6:24 am

    Drug related. The die part of “Get Rich Or Die Tryin”. :(

  3. Nod on April 28th, 2017 1:06 pm

    What a shame, only 20. May God be with his family.

  4. Tarrence Wright Sr on April 28th, 2017 1:02 pm

    I hate he lost his life, it was probably over a petty argument.. if anyone here of anything please call crime stoppers or you local authorities…