An Alabama detective was arrested over the weekend for allegedly gunning down a woman in what’s been described as a love triangle that involved a second detective.
The shooting occurred at around 11:50 p.m. on Friday in the Germania Park area, the Birmingham Police Department said in a news release. When officers responded to the area, they found 43-year-old Kanisha Necole Fuller, who had been shot multiple times and had sustained life-threatening injuries inside a car that was later identified as an unmarked BPD vehicle. Although first responders rushed Fuller to a nearby hospital, she ultimately succumbed to her wounds.
At the time of the shooting, Fuller is believed to have been in the vehicle with a male BPD detective, according to the release. The shooting was “domestic in nature,” police said, and the alleged shooter was identified as another detective with the BPD: 39-year-old Alfreda Fluker, a 15-year veteran of the department who worked on the Crime Reduction Team. She was arrested at her home and taken to Birmingham Police Headquarters for questioning. After speaking with investigators, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office then decided to issue a capital murder warrant, the release states.
Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith suggested during a press conference Saturday that the shooting stemmed from a romantic dispute.
“This is not a press conference that I wanted to give today or any other day, but it’s about the facts and the realities of life and it’s a press conference about a love triangle gone wrong, something that happened very bad this morning,” he said.
After describing the facts of the shooting, Smith went on to say that he did not know the “exact relationship” between the three parties, but said that the relationships had been “going on for a little while but without our knowledge.”
The male officer, whose name was not released, was not injured during the shooting, Smith said.
Alabama’s State Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation into the shooting, according to police. Fluker is currently being held without bond at the Jefferson County Jail, and is facing a capital murder charge, online records show.
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