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Arrest made in murder of Mobile woman found shot in car Tuesday

Peter Gales (2011 mugshot for drug possession charges)

The Mobile Police Department have made an arrest in the murder of a Mobile woman.

Twenty-seven-year-old Sheneice Sumpter was found with a gunshot wound to the head Tuesday night. Sumpter's body was discovered in a vehicle on Bay Road.

Wednesday afternoon police arrested Peter Gales, 32, for the murder of Sumpter. Police have confirmed that Gales was Sumpter's boyfriend.

Gales said during his arrest that he did not murder Sumpter. Police have not provided any further details on the murder investigation, or if a weapon was recovered.

Police have said however, that their investigation into Sumpter's murder led them to Gales, and that there is no one else involved.

Local 15 is the only station that spoke with the family of the victim. Local 15 will continue to follow this story on-air and online.


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