DNA of suspect in murder of Selma police officer found in shell casings at scene, records show

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The capital murder case against a 22-year-old man charged with the summer shooting death of a Selma police officer will go to a grand jury for review, a judge said on Friday.

Andrevious Quinton Carter is charged with capital murder in the July 27 murder of Constable Marquis Moorer, 25, who died in a hail of gunfire in his apartment while on duty and at home for a lunch break.

Carter is one of two suspects indicted in the shooting which not only killed Moorer but also injured his girlfriend, Shakiaria Barley.

Andrevious Quinton Carter

Dallas County Judge Collins Pettaway referred the case to the grand jury on Friday and ordered Carter to remain in custody without bail saying “Carter’s DNA was found on cartridge cases at the scene without an explanation plausible”.

Carter was arrested in late October.

Javonte Cornuis Stubbs, an 18-year-old former Selma High School football player, was arrested and charged the day after Moorer’s murder.

Javonte Cornuis Stubbs

Javonte Cornuis Stubbs (Chilton County Jail)

The shooting took place at 4:10 a.m. that Tuesday, when Moorer pulled into his apartment in the Selma Square Apartments. Authorities have not disclosed any motive for the murder, but Jackson called the shooting an “ambush.”

More than a dozen gunshots were fired in the apartment. Authorities said Moorer was found in his bedroom with a gunshot wound to his chest.

The cases against Stubbs went to a grand jury in September.


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