Alabama Man Fatally Shot Teenager Inside Gas Station After Verbal Dispute Turned Physical, Police Say

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Source: Hoover Police Department; UNSPLASH

Aug. 9 2022, Published 1:03 p.m. ET

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The main suspect in the killing of a female teenager at an Alabama gas station is behind bars, authorities said.

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Skylar Jacquel Dorse, 24, was being held without bond in connection to the Aug. 3 shooting death of 19-year-old Sophia Nicole Zeigler, WVTM reported.

According to police, Zeigler was at a Marathon gas station in Hoover when Dorse followed her inside and the two got into a verbal argument shortly before 8:30 p.m.

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Witnesses claimed the dispute turned physical and Dorse shot Zeigler inside the gas station before fleeing in a gold sedan, police said.

Zeigler was pronounced dead at the scene.

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An investigation determined the suspect and victim were acquaintances.

Five days after the deadly incident, around 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 8, law enforcement apprehended Dorse at a home in Birmingham. He faces a charge of capital murder and was being held without bond.


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