2 Killed in Shooting at Alabama Lawyer’s Office; 1 Arrested

annwestalabamanewsroom.jpgHAMILTON, Ala. (AP) – A man accused of fatally shooting two people at a west Alabama law firm and a nearby accounting office has been charged with two counts of capital murder.

Marion County District Attorney Jack Bostick says 67-year-old Donny Miller and 61-year-old Linda Cole were shot Wednesday morning.

Bostick says 57-year-old Jimmy Cooper was shot in the arm and leg before being taken into custody. Sheriff’s deputies and police confronted Cooper, but it was unclear who shot him. The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.

Bostick says one victim was Cooper’s former business partner and Cooper was a client of the other victim.

Court records show Cooper had owned an insulation company and was ordered to pay more than $59,000 in a 2010 lawsuit.

Details on Cooper’s motive were not immediately available.

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