Christmas Eve shooting leaves 1 dead and 4 others wounded

Associated Press - UPDATE: TROY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man accused in the shooting death of a man and injuring four others in a domestic dispute has been arrested.

Pike County Sheriff's Office told multiple news outlets that 54-year-old Charles Louis Foster is accused of shooting the five people inside his home on Sunday. Police say 56-year-old Eddie Blair was killed in the shooting, and his body was found in a backyard adjacent to the home.

Police say three men and a woman were injured in the shooting.

Troy Police Chief Randall Barr says the shooting was a result of a domestic dispute between Foster and the female victim. Barr says Foster drove himself to the police station surrendered after shooting.

Foster is charged with murder and four charges of attempted murder. He is being held on a $300,000 bond.


TROY, Ala. (AP) - Police say they've caught a suspect in a series of shootings that left one person dead and four others injured in an Alabama town.

Troy police said they were responding to reports of gunshots at a home on Sunday when they found a wounded 29-year-old man on the kitchen floor. They also found a man and a woman shot in a bedroom.

One victim - 56-year-old Eddie Blair of Troy - was found in the backyard of a nearby home. Police said Blair had been shot in the leg, and was pronounced dead in the yard.

WSFA-TV reports that the four wounded people were taken to hospitals.

Police said 54-year-old Charles Louis Foster is jailed on one murder count and four counts of attempted murder.


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