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Kyser Miree Update: Four Arrested for Fatal Shooting of Vanderbilt Grad

Kyser Miree Personal Photo

Kyser Miree Update: Four Arrested for Fatal Shooting of Vanderbilt Grad
Kyser Miree (Personal Photo)

MOBILE, Ala. (CBS/AP) Mobile Police have arrested the four men believed to be responsible for the April shooting death of 23-year-old Christopher Kyser Miree.

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Police arrested 20-year-old Jamal Breon Long and 19-year-old Michael Jerome Lee early Sunday morning. Both of these men were arrested at their respective residences and were taken into custody without incident, reports Al.com.

The third suspect, Bo Taylor, 18, turned himself in to police around 6 p.m. Sunday.  All of the men are being held without bail in the Mobile County Metro Jail, says Al.com.

A fourth suspect, Ernest Wiggins, 19, surrendered on Monday.

Long, Lee and Taylor have been charged with capital murder and could face the death penalty for the slaying of the Vanderbilt University graduate; Wiggins is expected to be charged, as well.

According to Al.com, police received an anonymous tip leading them to the three men involved in the fatal home shooting.

Officer Christopher Levy told Al.com that they received the tip after the Miree family offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for his death; however he said his "general impression was the information came to us for reasons other than for a reward.

He also said it appeared the suspects did not know Miree and that "their intent was to rob him."

Miree's father, Benjamin was satisfied to hear that the Mobile Police had found the men who allegedly shot his son, but remains dejected regarding the senseless violence.

"There's no joy in this for us because nothing will bring him back," Benjamin Miree told Al.com. "It was a botched robbery attempt; they took him away for 100 bucks."

Miree was found in his Mobile apartment with a gunshot wound in the back of his head April 16, and was pronounced dead the following day.

  • Caroline Black

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