Helena Police: apartment shooting appears to be self-defense
SHELBY COUNTY, Ala.- —
Just before 6 p.m. Sunday, Helena Police were called out to the Fox Valley Apartments in Maylene in response to a shooting call.
When officers arrived, they found 39-year-old Jim William Boykin, who lived at the complex, dead from a gunshot wound.
After taking witness statements, police said it appeared that Boykin was behaving erratically, accosted a female neighbor at her apartment, and she shot Boykin in self-defense.
According to police, the 46-year-old female recently filed a report with Helena Police and said that Boykin threatened her with physical harm. A warrant was issued for Boykin in that case, and he was later arrested. He was out on bond pending a court date.
This investigation is ongoing.