Selma Police investigating two murders that occurred over Thanksgiving weekend

Published 7:42 am Monday, November 29, 2021

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The Selma Police Department is investigating two murders that occurred over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Selma Police Chief Kenta Fulford said the first incident took place around 8:40 p.m. on Friday, November 26 at Minter Terrance Apartments. The Selma Police Department identified the victim as Michael Blevins, 30.

“Officers were dispatched to Minter Terrance Apartments in reference to a gunshot victim,” Fulford said. “Upon arrival, officers discovered Michael Blevins suffered gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased.”

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The second fatal shooting occurred four hours later at the Selma Avenue Sports Bar and Grill, owned by Selma City Councilman Michael Johnson.

Fulford said the SPD arrived and found a black male, 38, suffering from gunshot wound around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The victim’s identity was not revealed.

Fulford said both incident remain under investigation by the SPD.

These are the 20th murders for Selma in 2021.