Clanton man shot, killed in Ollie Park area

Published 5:43 pm Monday, October 22, 2018

By J.R. Tidwell / Editor

A Clanton man was shot multiple times and killed on Oct. 21.

Clanton Police Department was notified after a 911 call came in regarding a subject shot in the area of Ollie Park around 3:19 a.m.

According to a CPD press release, “Patrol officers responded and located a subject that had been shot multiple times. It was determined that the subject was deceased, and detectives were notified. Detectives conducted a preliminary investigation and determined that the victim was Alex Nasson Postell, a 21-year-old resident of Clanton. A short time later, a suspect was identified as Jermik Rashon Lykes, a 25-year-old resident of Chilton County.”

Deputies with the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office and detectives with CPD attempted to make contact with Lykes at his place of residence on County Road 9.

“Attempts to initiate contact with the subject by loudspeaker were unsuccessful,” stated the release. “The CCSO tactical team responded to assist in the arrest. At approximately 7:44 a.m., once contacted by a negotiator, the suspect exited the residence and surrendered to deputies without incident.”

Lykes is currently in the Chilton County jail on a murder charge with no bond.

“Preliminary indications are that the incident was not a random act of violence,” stated the release. “It appears that both the suspect and offender shared an interest in a female, who was present at the time of the offense.”

“Due to the cooperation between CCSO and CPD, we were able to quickly and safely get the subject in custody,” said Capt. David Clackley with CPD. “We ask for prayers for all of those who have been affected by this incident.”