Police: Gunman in Alabama triple slaying commits suicide in Fla.

Manhunt underway near Birmingham

GARDENDALE, AL - A spokeswoman for the Escambia County, Fla., Sheriff's Office has confirmed to our sister newspaper in Pensacola that the suspected gunman in Wednesday morning's triple homicide near Birmingham, killed himself in Beulah, Fla.

Authorities said 51-year-old Kenneth Lever killed himself near the Navy Federal Credit Union off of US 90.

Police have identified the three victims of Wednesday morning's shooting at the Peachtree Crossings trailer park in Gardendale, Alabama, just north of Birmingham. 

Authorities identified the victims as the gunman's wife, 50-year-old Dana Reeves Lever of Gardendale, 65-year-old Bonnie Reeves Foshee of Fultondale and 69-year-old Don Austin Foshee, also of Fultondale.

Police initially responded Wednesday morning to reports of a shooting at the trailer park to what was believed to be a domestic dispute. 

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Gardendale Police Chief Mike Walker initially identified the suspect as 51-year-old Kenneth Lever of Pensacola, Fla.

The York Daily Record in York, Pennsylvania said Lever was charged in two separate sexual assault cases in 2015. In both of those cases, Lever was charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age, corruption of minors and distribution of explicit sexual material of a minor. 

 

Wednesday afternoon, police said they had located an SUV that Lever used to leave the area of the shooting, a Lincoln Navigator. They later said Lever was believed to be in a red Nissan Sentra with Georgia tags. 

 

 

WVTM Birmingham and The Pensacola News Journal contributed to this report. 

 

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