Tue. May 28th, 2024

An Alabama deputy killed his dispatcher girlfriend in Orange Beach before turning the gun on himself, according to deputies.

The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office announced the deaths of their dispatcher Alexis White and their deputy Kenneth Booth Jr.

“An apparent argument seemingly escalated to a point where Kenneth Booth, a Cullman County Deputy, drew a weapon and killed the victim,” the sheriff’s office said in a release. “The victim was also an employee of the Sheriff’s Office and the two were involved in a dating relationship. Booth then turned the weapon on himself, taking his life.”

The incident happened around 2:45 a.m. Thursday in the 24000 block of Perdido Beach Boulevard.

Orange Beach Police continue to investigate.

Our family here at the [Cullman County] Sheriff’s Office is devastated,” the release states. “We are all in shock and saddened to our very core. Our hearts go out to the families of all those involved. I would ask that everyone join me in praying for the families, and for everyone here at the Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said White had worked for the agency since age 16.

“She was a charter member in our Youth Leadership Academy, and was involved in every one after that – either as a participant, or coach,” Sheriff Matt Gentry said. “There are not enough words to express what she and her family mean to me. I am literally heartbroken. I feel like Lexi is one of my own kids.”

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By Buffy Gunner

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