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Hoover PD recovers stolen truck in connection with Lake Cyrus shooting investigation

Hoover police recover truck in connection with fatal shooting in Lake Cyrus
Hoover police recover truck in connection with fatal shooting in Lake Cyrus
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Update 11 p.m:

Hoover police report a break tonight in the murder of a Lake Cyrus man. Surveillance video from a home nearby gave investigators a description of the suspect's vehicle. The older model Ford F-250 pick up was found abandoned near the intersection of Roland Avenue and Elmore Street in Bessemer. Capt. Gregg Rector says items found in the truck were stolen from vehicles on Park Side Circle where the victim was killed.

Four males were seen walking away from the truck. They got into a dark colored Jeep Cherokee. The four are believed to have ties to the Bessemer area.

The Ford F-250 was stolen from Tuscaloosa County Monday night. Several vehicle break-ins were also reported from that location in the Highway 69/ Inverness area of Tuscaloosa County.

If you have any information about these crimes please call Hoover police at 205-822-5300 or Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777. To submit an anonymous tip online, go to

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Update, 3:24 p.m.

Hoover police have identified the man found shot to death outside his home in Lake Cyrus as 33-year-old Jonathan Michael Gilotti.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Sgt. Keith Czeskleba at 205-739-6795 or the Hoover Police Department at 205-822-5300.

Update, 11:28 a.m.

Hoover police continue to investigate the shooting death of a 33-year-old man and a string of vehicle break-ins in the Lake Cyrus community.

Authorities say the victim, who hasn't been identified, was on his way to the gym when he was fatally shot outside his home in the 5500 block of Park Side Circle. The man's body was found on a walkway near his front door.

"Any resident who observed suspicious persons or vehicles in this area, particularly between 4:00-5:00 a.m. are urged to contact detectives," Hoover Police Cpt. Gregg Rector said in a release. "Additionally, if anyone has video surveillance that monitors the front of their home they are asked to call as well."

Police are working to determine if there's a connection between 10 vehicle break-ins in the same subdivision and the fatal shooting.

"While no theory is ruled out, detectives are focusing on the possibility that the shooter is connected to the break-ins," Rector said.

Anyone whose vehicle was broken into and have yet to file a report with police is urged to do so immediately.

"It is critical that crime scene investigators are able to examine any car break-in evidence that might be related to the shooting," Rector said.


Hoover police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 33-year-old man in the Lake Cyrus community, ABC 33/40 has learned.

According to police, a man was shot and killed just before 5 a.m. out his home on Parkside Circle. Authorities said the man was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering a single gunshot wound.

Cpt. Gregg Rector said the shooting may be related to nearly a dozen overnight vehicle break-ins.

No arrests have been made at this time

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Watch ABC 33/40 Midday News at 11 a.m. for the latest on this developing story.

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