Alabama man kills his mother at her birthday party along with neighbor during argument over loud music, police say
An Alabama man is charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his mother and a neighbor after a dispute over loud music at the mother’s birthday party in July.
WRBL-TV reports that Leon Cannon was arrested Friday following the shootings July 24 in Macon County
Cannon’s mother, Paula Dumas, was having a birthday party, investigators said, when neighbor Clifford Henderson came over complaining about the music’s volume.
In an ensuing confrontation, Cannon fired a gun, hitting Dumas and Henderson. Dumas died at a hospital, while Henderson died at the house.
Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson wouldn’t say if Cannon shot his mother by accident or if Henderson had a gun.
Cannon was arrested Friday in Opelika and taken to jail in Tuskegee. Officers also searched his house.
It’s unclear if Cannon has a lawyer representing him or whether bail has been set.