A fight between a woman’s ex-boyfriend and her current boyfriend turned deadly when their family members and friends became involved Sunday, law enforcement officials said Monday. David Eugene Mitchell, 46, is accused of shooting Christopher McCrory, 27, in the chest at a Coaling residence on Aimee Drive Sunday night. Investigators say Mitchell was one of five people who showed up at the mobile home to fight around 6:30 p.m. The initial argument did not involve Mitchell or McCrory, said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit commander Capt. Gary Hood. The dispute was between one of Mitchell’s family members and someone who lives with McCrory, he said. “They were messaging each other on Facebook messenger.
The argument escalated, and threats were made,” Hood said. Mitchell and four others arrived at the residence before 6:40 p.m., Hood said. McCrory, two other adults, and four children were there at the time, he said. “Mitchell and McCrory exchanged words and Mr. McCrory was subsequently shot,” Hood said. Witnesses identified the shooter as Mitchell, he said. Law enforcement across the area was searching for him when he surrendered at the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 11:30 a.m. Monday.
Hood did not provide details about what the initial dispute was about. Mitchell kept his head down and ignored reporters as deputies led him from the Sheriff’s Office Monday. He was charged with murder and was being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with bond set at $150,000. Hood said a grand jury will consider whether anyone else involved will face charges. McCrory’s death is the 16th homicide in Tuscaloosa County this year.
Brittnie McCrory was working her Sunday night shift at Walmart neighborhood market on Hargrove road when she received an unexpected text message from a neighbor. “ call me, 911” the text read. She left her register and learned recasting news. “ he said, your husband has been shot, and I just couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I was hoping and praying he’d be OK, but I knew he wasn’t.” Christopher McCoy, 27, Has been shot in the chest during an argument at McCrory's mobile home in Coaling. Brittnie McCrory said it all stemmed from a Disagreement between the girlfriend of her husband’s nephew and another woman. Christopher McCrory Nephew, his girlfriend and her child were staying at their home in or call there Sunday night.
The young woman had been involved in a dispute online to threats being made over Facebook messenger, Police said Monday. A man and two women arrived at the McCrory home just before 7 p.m. to fight, police said. “She thought they were coming there to shoot her. The way my husband was, he was not going to let them, “Brittnie McCrory sain. “He went outside to take up for his family, on our property. He was doing what he thought was right and he had his life taken.
It was over nonsense, and it should never have happened.” David Eugene Mitchell,46, turned himself in to authorities Monday and has been charged with murder. “I have never seen this man a day in my life,” Brittnie McCrory said. “I just want to know why he did it.” The McCrory's first met when she was 15 and he was 14. They Married in 2010 and have three children - 8, 6 and 1. “He was a good father to his kids, he was a very loving person and a family man,” she said. “ Chris was my first true love ever. I’ve loved him since I was 15 and still do. And now he’s been taken from me.