Selma suspect charged with attempted murder

Published 9:27 am Thursday, April 16, 2020

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A Selma man was arrested Tuesday for attempted murder.

Sheppard Jemison, 59, was charged with attempted murder, menacing and two counts of discharging into occupied vehicle, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson.

Jackson said Jemison shot Otis Melton several times at a convenience store on the corner of Cahaba Road and Medical Center Parkway across from the Selma Animal Hospital.  A Selma Police Department officer was at the store when the shooting occurred.

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Sheppard has a child with Brenda Barnes, who Melton is seeing, according to Jackson. Melton was transported to the hospital and is expected to live.

Jemison was released Tuesday on a $126,000 bond.

“This story has more twists and turns than a Soap Opera,” Jackson said.