MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Mobile Police say a man died after he was impaled by a large piece of glass. Investigators say he jumped through a window trying to get away from someone. It happened at the Town Place Apartments on Church Street in Downtown Mobile early Monday morning.
“Basically it’s quiet you know. You don’t hear nothing,” said a resident at the Town Court Apartments.
Tyrone Gable, 19, was running for his life, according to police, and later died after 20-year-ol Jimmie Lee Taite arrived at the apartments in a fit of anger and acting erratic.
“I would say that the force by which he used to enter the apartment was erratic. Whether that was because of drug use or just anger is under investigation. Taite then threatened harm to his ex girlfriend and to Gable causing them both to fear for their lives,” said Ashley Rains with the Mobile Police Department.
Rains said Taite’s ex-girlfriend was inside the apartment at the time, as well as her friend, Tyrone.
“Taite arrived on scene and forcefully entered the apartment by kicking down the door. Taite then threatened harm to his ex-girlfriend and to Gable causing them both to fear for their lives,” said Rains.
According to police, Gable jumped out of a window on the first floor. Afterward, he ran around the apartments where he later collapsed and died.
“In that process was impaled by a large piece of glass which ultimately caused his death. Because Taite caused a situation where gable felt as if his life was in danger and ultimately led to his death, Taite has been charged with felony murder,” said Rains.
On top of the felony murder charge, Taite is charged with burglary second degree, domestic violence third degree, and possession of a controlled substance, in this case: spice.
As for the female victim, she was treated and released from a local hospital. Taite and his ex-girlfriend have a child together.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Mobile Police Intel at (251) 208-7000 or text to CRIMES (274637) and include the keyword CRIME 411.