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Etowah County Sheriff's Office
Thursday August 9th, 2018 :: 09:46 a.m. CDT


Homicide Investigation

(Etowah County, Alabama) An Anniston man has been arrested and charges are pending for his involvement in the death of a 22 year-old female, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin.

The suspect, Khalil Devadra Smith, 23, of Anniston, was apprehended in East Gadsden on a traffic stop by Gadsden Police Officer Colt Gregory. Smith allegedly shot Cheyenne Humphries, 22, of Attalla and Brandon Gipson, 30, of Anniston, and then fled the scene. Gipson is currently in a local hospital.

A 9-1-1 call was made around midnight on Wednesday, from a residence on Clanton Street in Attalla, stating there was an altercation between two males and that shots had been fired.

Humphries’ body will be transported to Huntsville where an autopsy will be performed.

The investigation is ongoing and no other details are available at this time.

Jacksonville State University’s Center for Applied Forensics assisted in gathering and the preservation of evidence. The Etowah County Department of Human Resources also responded to the scene.

Etowah County Sheriff's Office
827 Forrest Ave
Gadsden, AL 35901

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 256-546-2825

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