BREAKING: MCSO Identify Theodore Homicide Victim

UPDATE(11:30 a.m. August 21,2017)  Mobile County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the Theodore homicide victim.

Jeffrey Shawn Sanford was found shot and lying in the front yard of homeowner, Ronald L. Vaughan.

According to an emailed press release, around 7:15 p.m. on Sunday August 20, MCSO responded to a call in reference to a homicide at 5750 Alice Lane in Theodore.

Kelly Conner, Vaughan’s daughter, was swimming with family members at the Cold Hole on Bellingrath Road.  Conner told authorities she was assulted by a woman she was in an argument with.

Here is the exact description from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office:

Witnesses on the scene stated that Vaughan came out of his home armed with a shotgun when several people followed his daughter, Kelly Conner, home and on to their property threatening her. Conner stated that she and her five children, a nephew and several of his friends, were at the Cold Hole located on Bellingrath Road earlier in the day swimming. Conner stated that she and a female at the Cold Hole, got into an argument and the female assaulted her by striking her in the face. Conner struck the female back and a short altercation took place involving several others at the scene. Conner fled the scene and drove to her residence on Alice Lane. As Conner entered her residence, she observed the subjects from the Cold Hole pull up in front of her residence in a white Chevy Tahoe. Conner called out to her father, Ronald Vaughan, for assistance. Vaughan armed himself with a shotgun and walked to the front to confront the two male subjects that had exited the Tahoe and entered the front yard. Vaughan fired a warning shot and Conner observed the two subjects, identified as JEFFREY SHAWN SANFORD and ALEX BODIFORD (DOB 1/22/95) assaulting her father. Conner then heard another shot and saw SANFORD fall to the ground.

UPDATE: Spokesperson with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office confirms one person was fatally shot.


THEODORE, Alabama (WKRG) — Mobile County Sheriff’s Department is on the scene of an incident in Theodore.

When News 5 arrived on scene Mobile County Sheriff’s Deputies had two suspects in handcuffs on the 5000 block of Alice Lane.

This is a developing story and News 5 will bring you more details as they are available.

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