Shooting leaves one dead, four injured

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, December 26, 2017

An early morning shooting left four people wounded and one man dead in Troy on Sunday.

Charles Louis Foster, 54, of Troy, has been charged with four counts of attempted murder and one count of murder following the shooting that took place at a resident in the 100 block of Chapman Street.

“Officers responded to a call of a shooting and found three victims at the residence,” said Troy Police Chief Randall Barr. “They later discovered a fourth victim, who was deceased at the scene.”

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Eddie K. Blair, was 56, was found in the yard of an adjacent resident and declared dead at the scene.

Officers arrived on scene and entered the residence and found a 29-year-old male from Brundidge lying on the kitchen floor suffering from a gunshot wound. Two other victims, were a 49-year-old female from Troy and a 57-year-old male, also from Troy were located in a bedroom. Both received non-life threatening injuries from a gunshot wound.

“The shooting was a result of a domestic issue between Foster and the female victim,” Barr said. “(Foster) drove himself to the station and surrendered after the shooting, also surrendering the weapon.”

The male from Brundidge was treated at Troy Regional Medical Center and then airlifted to a Montgomery Hospital for further treatment. The 49-year-old female and the 57-year-old male were also taken to Troy Regional Medical Center where they were treated and later released.

A fifth victim, a 22-year-old male with non-life-threatening injuries, was transported to Troy Regional Medical Center by private vehicle. The subject was also treated and later released.

Foster drove himself to the Troy Police Department and surrendered himself and the handgun used in the shooting to the police.

Warrants were obtained for Foster. He was later processed through the Troy City Jail and incarcerated in the Pike County Jail on one count of Murder (Class A Felony- $10,000 bond) and four counts of attempted murder (Class A Felony- $50,000.00 bond in each case).

The case remains under investigation by the Troy Police Department with assistance from the Pike County District Attorney’s Office and the Pike County Coroners Office.