Police: Suspect in 4 Alabama killings arrested after manhunt

Alabama News

Derrick Hightower (GDOC Photo)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of killing as many as four people across Alabama and robbing several others has been arrested.

News outlets report 32-year-old Derrick Hightower of Columbus, Georgia, was arrested Saturday afternoon in Birmingham, Alabama. Authorities say he’s suspected in the deaths of a woman in Auburn, a couple in Dadeville and a man in east Birmingham.

Police say the Auburn woman’s truck was found at a hotel. Officers responded and were fired upon by a man. Police haven’t said whether that man was Hightower.

Authorities say 21-year-old Kentrice Hill also was arrested and charged in the Auburn woman’s death.

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