Officials announced today that Tyler Lee Anderson, 31, of Orange Beach has been arrested and charged with reckless murder in connection with the death of a Mount Vernon police …
Officials announced Sept. 1 that Tyler Lee Henderson, 31, of Orange Beach has been arrested and charged with reckless murder in connection with the death of a Mount Vernon police officer.
Officer Ivan Lopez was killed on Aug. 22 at the intersection of Highway 59 and County Road 36 in Summerdale when a pickup that officials say was driven by Henderson ran through a stop sign at a high rate of speed. Henderson's truck slammed into Lopez's vehicle and caused an explosion, officials said during Thursday's press conference. Lopez was killed on impact.
Lopez was a former Summerdale police officer and was traveling home at the end of a shift in his police vehicle when the incident happened.
The charges filed against Henderson are murder, first-degree assault, driving with a suspended license and an ignition interlock
Lopez was the ninth Alabama law enforcement officer to be killed in 2022.