Jackson County, Alabama
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Scottsboro, Alabama
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Scottsboro, Alabama 35768

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Double Homicide/Murder Investigation

On Saturday April 30, 2022 at approximately 2:30 P.M.  Deputies of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and DeKalb County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a shooting at a residence on County Road 354, Pisgah, AL.   Initially this shooting was reported to have happened DeKalb County but it was later determined to have occurred in Jackson County.  Upon arrival, Deputies found two male victims, Horace "Bimbo" GARREN age 68 of Pisgah, AL and Christopher Horace GARREN age 44 of Pisgah, AL. who had been apparently shot and killed in the back yard of the residence.  The suspect, Matthew Edward GARREN, fled the scene and was later located by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office helicopter in a wooded area a distance from the residence.  DeKalb County Deputies soon detained Matthew Edward GARREN and returned him the residence.   

As a result of the initial investigation Matthew Edward GARREN age 33 of Pisgah, AL. (photo below) was arrested and charged with Murder.  GARREN remains in the Jackson County Jail and bond has not yet been set on the Murder charge.  GARREN was also charged with two outstanding misdemeanor charges stemming from prior traffic related offenses. 

Pending the results of an autopsy additional charges may be filed against Matthew GARREN.

Note that both victims and the suspect were related.

Matthew Garren pic