CCSO: shooting investigation reports turned over to DA


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CULLMAN – Findings of an investigation into a fatal Christmas Eve shooting have been turned over to the Cullman County District Attorney's Office, the Cullman County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) confirmed late Tuesday. The victim in the incident, Logan Wayne Trammell, 22, of Jones Chapel, was allegedly shot by his father, according to family and friends who spoke to Birmingham news station WIAT CBS 42. The CCSO is not releasing further details at this time. The Tribune is awaiting comment from Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock.

Trammell’s family told WIAT that he was driving away from his parents’ home around 11:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve in one of his father’s vehicles. Family said the father was unaware that his son was borrowing his truck, and, fearing the vehicle was being stolen, the father yelled and fired a warning shot, attempting to get the driver’s attention. Family said the father shot once at the tailgate, and once the truck stopped, the family said, the father realized he had accidentally shot his own son.

“It was just a horrific accident. A horrific accident. My brother thought someone was stealing his truck, never realized it was Logan because he didn’t live down here all the time, he lived with my mom and dad,” Logan’s aunt Tammy Jacobs told WIAT. “And he was supposed to be in the bed.”

Jacobs continued, “He’d never come and gotten one of his dad’s vehicles before, and his dad was out in his little shop, the little camper beside his shop….and he was recording (music), and he thought someone was stealing his truck, when he saw his truck going up the driveway,” she said. “And he shot and hollered, and he said it sped up, and he shot toward the truck again, and it’s dark, and he said, I shot toward the tailgate, and the truck stopped. And he said, ‘I walked up there, you know, hollering, ‘get out,’ I didn’t know who was in my truck,’ and still never realized that it was Logan, until he got the door open, and he realized who it was.”

Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick told The Tribune, which first reported the shooting, that Trammell was transported to Cullman Regional, where he died of his injuries a short time later, early Christmas morning.

Trammell was a singer-songwriter; his family and friends told WIAT that Trammell had dreams of moving to Nashville.

“Love your family every chance you get. Cause you never know when the last time you’re gonna see someone, or the last chance you’re gonna get to hug them. Or tell them that you love them,” Stacey Tankersley, another of Trammell’s family members, told WIAT.

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