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Pelham Police: 3 dead in Chandalar subdivision

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Jon Staggs Jr. (20) is charged with capital murder and burglary 1st degree Jon Staggs Jr. (20) is charged with capital murder and burglary 1st degree

Update 4:00pm:  Police have identified all three gunshot victims. They are Joshua Smith (22) of Pelham, Simeon Gilmore (19) of Birmingham and Casey Cumberland (22) of Helena. All three were deceased when Pelham police officers arrived at the house on Sunday, September 9, 2012. Jon Staggs, Jr. of Pelham is charged with Capital Murder and Burglary 1st degree in the case. Police believe Staggs acted alone and no other individuals are considered suspects in this case.  The investigation is not completed. 

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Update 3:00pm: The news conference has concluded - the complete video will be posted soon.

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Update 2:45pm: The news conferencs is airing now - CLICK HERE to watch it live

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Update 2:20pm: The news conference has been delayed by at least 30 minutes

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The Pelham Police Department has scheduled a news conference for 2:30pm  - CLICK HERE to watch it live

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Pelham Police confirmed three people were shot and killed inside a home on Chandabrook Drive in the Chandalar subdivision on Sunday.  All three victims were dead when officers arrived on scene.

The victims' names were not released, pending the notification of next of kin.

Police said they do have someone in custody, but that person's name will not be released until formal charges are filed.  "There are no outstanding suspects and no danger to the general public," a news release stated.

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