Thursday, December 15, 2011

Special Report: Death on Dearborn Avenue

Sources with the Muscle Shoals Police Department have identified the man who died early this morning as Shane Marshall Ray, 38, of Franklin County. Ray died from wounds he received after refusing to halt his attack on an unnamed male at a Dearborn Avenue townhouse. Sources have also identified the officer involved in the shooting as Patrol Officer Jeremy Behel (pictured). The condition of Ray's victim is listed as stable.

Which calls do officers dread most? We're told the most dangerous are domestic disputes, where anger runs rampant and escalation is common. Officer Behel saved the life of Ray's stabbing victim. We understand that ABI investigations into such shootings are standard, but we're in favor of giving Officer Behel top marks for quick thinking in this case.

The Staff at Shoalanda Speaks


  1. Officer Behel is a well-respected officer within our community. I'm sure that last night's events will be very hard on him and his loved ones. Please lift them up in prayer during this difficulty time. Mr. Ray is a tremendously lucky individual.

  2. I think you mean Ray's victim is lucky. Good on officer Behel. Who's the handsome fella with him?

  3. Yes, I meant to say that Ray's victim is quite fortunate for this officers swift action.