Atmore Police Investigating Murder; Victim Was Found Shot And Stabbed

April 25, 2020

The Atmore Police Department is investigating an early morning murder near a local apartment complex.

Police responded to an apartment complex on Patterson Street just east of Highway 21 about 1:24 a.m. for a reported assault victim outside the apartments. That’s where they found 43-year old Desmond Deshun Dirden of Atmore with what appeared to be a gunshot and a stab wound, according to Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks.

Dirden was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There have been arrests and no suspects publicly named.

Anyone with information on the murder is asked to call the Atmore Police Department at (251) 368-9141.

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3 Responses to “Atmore Police Investigating Murder; Victim Was Found Shot And Stabbed”

  1. Amazing on April 26th, 2020 7:54 pm

    Prayers for the family who lost a loved one. Hold on to whatever positive memories you have. I pray that you find healing and are able to use your experience to enlighten or encourage at least one person… so that his death may not be in vein.

    Criminal activity is so high that we forget that those involved and affected by it are people. Instead of having a compassionate heart we jump to judgement. It hurts me to see that the only two comments on this are making fun of the murder of a young person. Believe it or not, but Desmond has a family. Most likely (here is my judgement) he did not live a “clean” life which lead to this situation. But that does not excuse murder. He should not be dead. Now he has a grieving family that only wishes his life would have been lived differently.

    As we go forward, my hope is that we can all remember the value of life. One person can change the world. Can we please try lifting each other up instead of tearing each other down? People need to know they are loved. People need to know that they are capable of making better choices. & yes I believe people need the Savior Lord God!

  2. alan on April 26th, 2020 5:23 pm

    Someone Really wanted to make sure he was dead.

  3. Phillip Summers on April 26th, 2020 10:43 am

    If he was stabbed, obviously somebody didn’t get the social distancing memo.