Gov. Ivey issues proclamation on unsolved murder of Selma resident

Published 2:36 pm Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey issued a proclamation and an award for information leading to information of an unsolved Selma murder that took place last year.

Jermaine Sanders, 42, was shot in the neck inside a car on the 1800 block of Church Street and pronounced dead at the scene Nov. 22, 2018.  Sanders’ murder remains unsolved without any suspects and circumstances that involve this crime.  Sanders is one of 29 unsolved murders in Dallas County, which The Selma Times-Journal wrote on April 21.

Anyone who has information leading to arrest and conviction of the suspect who murdered Sanders will receive a $5,000 reward. All citizens are eligible except government law enforcement employees or their relatives.

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Velma Shuford, Sanders’ mother, remains upset that her son’s murder remains unsolved.

“It’s very frustrating to see that the case is still open and nothing has been done,” Shuford said three months ago.

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson applauds Gov. Ivey’s proclamation, which was officially signed on June 21.

“I want to thank Gov. Ivey for approving this reward,” Jackson said. “This may help us find someone to prosecute in this cold case. The Sanders family deserves answers.”

Anyone with information on the Sanders’ murder can call either the Selma Police Department (334-784-2136) or Dallas County District Attorney Office (334-874-2540).