Mobile, Alabama – Nearly two weeks have passed since the tragic shooting outside a sports bar that claimed the life of Anthony Pope. The Mobile police are diligently working to identify and apprehend the perpetrator responsible for this senseless act of violence.
Pope was fatally shot outside the All Sports Bar & Grill on Pleasant Valley Road, leaving his family and friends devastated by the loss. During a candlelight vigil held in his honor, his loved ones expressed their hope that someone with information would come forward to assist in the investigation.
According to an employee at the bar, the altercation began inside and escalated into the parking lot, resulting in the fatal shooting. Despite the efforts of the police, the shooter remains unidentified, and the motive behind the argument that led to Pope’s death remains unclear.
The victim’s godmother, Darlene Banks, voiced her frustration with the ongoing violence, stating, “It’s just so much violence and so much violence for simple reasons or no reason at all. The violence is just out of control. Justice is gonna be done. It’s not our justice to get.”
At the vigil, a man named James Boutwell mourned the loss of his best friend, recalling the close bond they shared. Meanwhile, the owner of the bar, Shane Cameron, expressed his condolences and called for an end to gun violence on the streets.
With a heavy heart, Pope’s family described him as a father of three who will be sorely missed, but emphasized their determination to carry on in his absence.
The Mobile Police Department is urging anyone with information about the shooting to come forward, and offers the option to report anonymously. As they continue to seek justice for Pope, the community remains committed to stamping out senseless violence in their city.