Andalusia shooting victim identified, dies; search continues for suspect

Published 1:59 pm Friday, October 21, 2022

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The Andalusia Police Department continues to seek the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect in a Wednesday night shooting that resulted in the death of an Evergreen man.

The victim is now being identified as Treyvous Cobbins, 22, of Evergreen, Chief Paul Hudson said.

Officers from the APD responded to a report of gunshots being fired at the Foxwood Village Apartments shortly before 9:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, sitting in a vehicle in the of the apartment complex. The victim was transported to Andalusia Health, and later taken by helicopter to a Florida trauma center, where he died Thursday morning. He was later identified as Cobbins.

Hudson said the APD is appreciate of the assistance received from the community in the investigation so far.

“The information we have received has been helpful, but we still need the public’s assistance in identifying the person responsible for the shooting,” Hudson said.

On the night of the shooting, the APD released a description of the suspect, and asked for help in identifying and locating him. The suspect was a black male wearing what appeared to be a black shirt and a blue hoodie, with black jogging-type pants with a white stripe down the side. He was wearing red tennis shoes.

Both the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the Covington County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the initial investigation, and the county’s tracking team assisted in the attempt to locate the suspect, who fled the scene on foot.

“I also appreciate the work of our officers, who have worked non-stop on this case since the first reports came in,” Hudson said. He also expressed his appreciation to ALEA and to the sheriff’s office, as well as the management of Foxwood Apartments.

Central Alabama Crimestoppers also is assisting with the case.

Chief Hudson asked that anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of a suspect in the case call the APD at 334-222-1155, or Central Alabama Crimestoppers at 334-215-STOP (334-215-7867).