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City of Selma presents Proclamation to family of officer Marquis Moorer

The City of Selma presented a proclamation to the family of Selma Police Officer Marquis Moorer on Tuesday night at City Hall.

Chief Kenta Fulford presented a proclamation signed by Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. and the city council to Moorer’s mother, Monica Moorer and his aunt, Sabrina Underwood.

Perkins, who did not attend the meeting, informed the city council at the work session last week that he talked with Moorer’s family.

The city council and the audience in attendance both gave a rousing standing ovation to Moorer, who was killed two weeks ago at Selma Square Apartments.

City Council President Billy Young said the Queen City is going through a grieving process.

“Words can’t express the grief the city is going through right now,” Young said. “When something happens to Selma, it happens to all of us.”

Javonte Stubbs, the suspect in the fatal shooting, will have a preliminary hearing on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Dallas County Courthouse. Stubbs is a former football star running back at Selma High School.