Front Page Detectives

Suspect arrested in connection to apartment burglary, death of Alabama man fatally shot while sleeping

Source: Dothan police; MEGA

Dec. 9 2021, Published 2:33 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to FlipboardShare to Email

A man already incarcerated in Georgia is now accused in Alabama of burglarizing an apartment and murdering a man while he slept, police said.

Article continues below advertisement

On Dec. 8, Solomon Terrell Cooper of Climax, Georgia, was charged with one count of capital murder in connection to the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Sincere Tyson in Dothan, Alabama, nearly two months earlier.

“Investigators have been working tirelessly on this case since the date it occurred,” the Dothan Police Department stated.

The 19-year-old suspect has been in custody for over a month on unrelated charges in Muscogee County, Georgia, and is expected to be transferred to Alabama.

Article continues below advertisement

On Oct. 9, Cooper allegedly shot Tyson while burglarizing his apartment. A roommate found Tyson wounded in bed, the Dothan Eagle reported, and he later succumbed to his gunshot injuries at an area hospital.

The victim’s mother, Lerwanna McClinden told WDHN the news of Cooper's arrest after almost two months was “bittersweet" since it "doesn’t bring my son back, and that’s our harsh reality.”

Article continues below advertisement

Still, she said, “now I can sleep good at night knowing that this person is not out there harming anyone else’s child, and now we can grieve, just a little bit, because it’s not over yet."

McClinden had a message for anyone who may be connected to the homicide case. “So they need to know that we are just getting started,” she said. “I’m just getting started, and I’m not done yet. I want all the key players. I want the people that knew about it and said nothing.”

Cooper will be held without bond once he is extradited to Alabama, and he could face more charges related to the case, according to the Dothan Eagle.


Become a Front Page Detective

Sign up to receive breaking
Front Page Detectives
news and exclusive investigations.

More Stories

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 FRONT PAGE DETECTIVES™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. FRONT PAGE DETECTIVES is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.