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Former Alabama Football Player Shot and Killed in Greenville

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Aug 21 2014 12:57 PM

Following a shooting Wednesday night in Greenville, a former Alabama Football and Greenville High School all-state player is dead and a suspect is in custody.


According to the Greenville Police Department, 40-year-old Ozell Powell received two gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.


Police say 22-year old Eric Simmons has been taken into custody, but not has not yet been charged in the shooting. He was arrested around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. Investigators were able to conduct a number of interviews following the shooting which provided enough evidence to identify Simmons as a suspect.


Powell earned football all-state honors his senior year playing for Greenville High School. In 1992 he went on to play for the University of Alabama.


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