Moody police on Thursday confirmed they arrested 39-year-old Jeffrey Morris Hamby, of Scott Drive in Moody, Wednesday at around 8:30 p.m. Hamby is charged with the murder of 41-year-old Karen Nicole McNair, his girlfriend, after what is believed to be a domestic dispute.
County coroner Dennis Russell said he pronounced McNair dead from a gunshot wound at the scene at around 8:45 p.m.
According to the police report, officers responded to the area when a neighbor called to report the shooting. Upon entering the residence, they found McNair and placed Hamby under arrest. The report notes that Hamby was armed with a handgun.
Hamby is currently in custody at the St. Clair County jail in Pell City. Russell said McNair’s body was taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science in Huntsville, for an autopsy. District Attorney Richard Minor said Thursday afternoon that he did not know when Hamby will first appear in court.
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