Mobile Police Investigating Homicide at Hotel

UPDATE – MAY 25 7:20 PM
Mobile Police arrested 27-year-old Frederick O’Neal Knight Jr. for the murder of 21-year-ol Jessica Newcomb.

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – Mobile Police officers were dispatched to a shooting call at the Budgetel Inn on the Beltline around 9:45 am Wednesday morning.  Officers arrived and discovered a 21-year-old female dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Police say they are searching for a male suspect. They say there was an argument between the suspect and the victim that led to the shooting. They are not releasing the victim’s name until next of kin has been notified.

While on the scene, detectives and officers were seen walking around the outside the building, looking under cars in the parking lot, and even looking through the garbage for any possible evidence.

WKRG is following this breaking news and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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