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Published: July 19, 2019


THE LIMESTONE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING A DEADLY SHOOTING THAT OCCURRED THURSDAY NIGHT IN ARDMORE. ACCORDING TO MEDIA SOURCES, EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WERE CALLED TO A HOME OFF HIGHWAY 251 AROUND 7:30. UPON ARRIVAL DEPUTIES FOUND A 74 YEAR OLD MALE LYING THE YARD WITH MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS. THE MALE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE. INITIAL REPORTS INDICATE THE MALE WENT OUTSIDE TO CHECK ON A NOISE HE HEARD AND WAS SHOT. THE SUSPECT FLED ON FOOT AND AND TRACKING DOGS WERE BROUGHT IN TO TRY AND LOCATE THE SUSPECT OR SUSPECTS. THIS MARKS THE SECOND FATAL SHOOTING IN ARDMORE THIS WEEK, ON TUESDAY 72 YEAR OLD DIANE FERGUSON BALLARD WAS FOUND MURDERED AT HER ELKWOOD SECTION ROAD ADDRESS. ON THURSDAY, MADISON COUNTY DEPUTIES LOCATED TWO OF THE SUSPECTS IN THAT CASE THE MURPHY USA GAS STATION ON SOUTH MEMORIAL PARKWAY APPROXIMATELY 30 MILES FROM THE CRIME SCENE. THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING.