Police hunt for suspect who killed 3 in Alabama

Kristopher Drake
July 13, 2017

A man wanted for a shooting that left three people dead in Alabama was awaiting trial on child sexual abuse charges in Pennsylvania, authorities said.

The fatal shooting happened in the block of 4100 Willow Bend Drive within the Peachtree Crossings mobile home community.

In the first accusations, a 5-year-old female victim told police at the time, in June 2005, that Lever, who was her neighbor, had molested her, documents obtained by the York Dispatch said.

According to Gardendale Police, 51-year-old Kenneth Dion Lever shot two women and one man in a mobile home park, fled the scene and is considered armed and unsafe. Police asked residents to remain inside most of Wednesday morning as they searched for Lever, who they considered armed and risky.

Journalist Carol Robinson reported that Peachtree Crossing property official Leo Joseph said Lever was not a resident of the community.

Gardendale police, Birmingham, Homewood, Warrior, Kimberly police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office have set up a perimeter.


Lever was booked in Santa Rosa County in 2015 for an out-of-state fugitive warrant that originated from York, Pennsylvania on charges related to a child sex crime. "He is considered armed and unsafe", Gardendale Police said.

Officials said if Lever was able to escape by vehicle, he may be in a black Lincoln Navigator, a white Honda Accord with Florida tag# Y92FVJ or a 1986 black Camaro.

Dana Lever sought the protective order claiming her ex-husband was stalking and harassing them. The girl had been seeing a therapist, who reached out to the mother with some concerns. They say he could be headed to the Florida Panhandle.

Adding, 'She is very clingy to me and will not let me leaver her.

The cases are scheduled for trial in York County Court of Common Pleas on September 11.

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