As the family of the late John Doe prepares to sell his Tuscaloosa estate to a developer, the family is struggling with the aftermath of the deadly shooting of a neighbor, a family friend said.
John Doe, 66, a real estate agent in Tuscali, was killed on the evening of Oct. 20 when he was shot in the back of the head by a former tenant.
The man has not been identified.
The family of John Doe is struggling to deal with the fallout from the deadly shootings in Tucson and a neighbor’s shooting in which his neighbor was killed, according to family friend Jason St. Clair.
“The tragedy that’s happened here has affected the family, but not the family as much as it has impacted the community,” St. Claire said.
“The family is hurting.
The community is hurting.”
A Tuscalian-born, real estate broker by training, Doe worked at an estate sales agency and had been working as a realtor for more than 20 years before the shooting, his family said.
The family said Doe had recently moved to Tuscala and was a “family man.”
“John Doe had just turned 60, he was a good man and a good neighbor,” said family friend and Tuscalona native James Taylor.
Doe’s family has not revealed his age, but said he was 55.
After the shooting on Oct. 18, a Tuscahomas man in his early 50s was charged with second-degree murder.
He was released on $1,000 bond after posting a $2,000 cash bond, Tuscany Police said.
John Doe’s family said he never planned to move to Tucs.
The last time John Doe lived in Tocatella was at his home in Tumaloosa, said Taylor, who lives in Tuncali with his family.
A memorial service will be held for Doe at 7 p.m.
Thursday at the family’s home in the Tuscaloshia neighborhood.
Tuscaloosha Police Chief James W. Miller said the Tocatlans were working with the Tucsalan police department to determine the exact location of the crime scene, but that no further details were available.
At least three people have been arrested, including the alleged shooter, and are in custody.
Tuscalls sheriff’s office said on its Twitter account that one of the suspects is in custody and a second is being sought.
Miller said that all of the victims have been identified, but the Tuncalans would not confirm whether any of the people shot had been identified at the time of the shooting.
Authorities said the shooter was armed with a handgun, but could not say whether the shooter also was carrying a firearm.
Miller did say that it was too early to determine whether there would be any additional violence on the streets of Tuscals neighborhood.