For Immediate Release
Bay Minette Man Sentenced in Connection with Prichard Shooting
United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Laderrick Deanrey Hopson, 24, of Bay Minette, was sentenced in federal court today on the charge of felon in possession of ammunition. Hopson pled guilty to the charge in July of 2018. The evidence presented at the sentencing hearing showed Hopson depicted on surveillance video at a convenience store on St. Stephens Road in February of 2018 as he entered the store, then followed another customer out of the store and shot him. The video showed Hopson rack the gun once prior to firing it, and the ammunition ejected from the gun was recovered in the investigation that followed the shooting. The customer, identified during the hearing as R.M., later passed away at the hospital. Hopson has pending state charges relating to the homicide. The federal indictment reflected that his prior conviction is for Robbery Second Degree in 2016.
Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed a sentence of 71 months imprisonment for the federal charge involving the ammunition, to be followed by a term of supervised release of three years. No fine was imposed, but Hopson was ordered to pay $100 in special mandatory assessments.
The case was investigated by the Prichard Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama at http://www.justice.gov/usao/als/