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Shooting on Lookout Mountain leaves 65-year-old Mount Vernon man dead, 35-year-old jailed for murder

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. -- A shooting Wednesday on Lookout Mountain left one Mount Vernon man dead and another arrested, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said.

Christopher Todd Landers, 35, is charged with murder for the death of 65-year-old Michael Lynn Jenkins, who was shot and killed at his home Wednesday.

According to a release, Landers was taken into custody at the murder scene, where several 911 calls were made after the shooting. After consulting with district attorney Mike O'Dell and reviewing evidence, authorities charged him with murder and he was booked into the county detention center on a $100,000 bond.

Meanwhile, Jenkins' body was taken to Huntsville for an autopsy at the Alabama Department of Forensics Science this morning.

"This is a terrible situation for both families," Sheriff Jimmy Harris said. "We will continue to work this case as long as it takes to get everything needed to get this before a jury. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family members involved with this tragic death."

An investigation remains ongoing.

 

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