MPD seeks Ridge Street murder suspect

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Mobile Police are seeking a suspect in connection to the homicide that occurred on June 20, 2014 at the 1300 block of Ridge Street. Authorities said Darrius Chestnut, 18, is wanted by Mobile Police for questioning and they are asking the public for help in locating the suspect.

Officials said police discovered the victim, a 19-year-old Dave Populus suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officials said, Mobile Fire and Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased.

Police said Populus was also the victim of another shooting on Williams Street back in April. He told officers he asked someone for a ride to Dauphin Island Parkway, and when he got out of the car the man pulled a gun on him and demanded his property.

“On April 15 Mr. Populus was the victim of a robbery first degree in which he was shot in the leg,” Ashley Rains said.

When asked about the outcome of that case Rains responded,

“The victim in that case, Mr. Populus failed to prosecute so that case is exceptionally cleared,” she said.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Darrius Chestnut is asked to call Mobile Police at (251) 208-7211 or contact Mobile Police Intel by calling (251) 208-7000 or by texting keyword CRIME411 to CRIMES (274697).

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