Selma Police Department identifies suspect in Thursday night shooting

Published 6:56 pm Friday, February 5, 2021

The Selma Police Department has identified a suspect in possible connection with the Thursday night murder of Christopher Harrell at Lannie’s BBQ on Medical Center Parkway

The SPD is searching for Jerry Johnson in a connection to the fatal shooting  during an attempted robbery, according to Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford. 

Harrell arrived at Lannie’s BBQ on Medical Center Parkway to pick up dinner Thursday night and was approached by at least one suspect – possibly two – when he returned to his vehicle.

“We believe him to be armed and dangerous and there is a active search for him as we speak,” Fulford said. “We are asking that if anyone know of his were abouts to call the Selma Police Department 334-874-2125 or to remain anonymous they can contact crime stoppers at 334-215-stop. Anyone abetting him will be charged.”

Harrell was a longtime Dallas County High School Junior Varsity basketball coach.