Here we go again (this homicide is now being investigated as a gang-initiation crime). Lamentably, the era of social media allows us to peer into the private lives of those who momentarily are in the news.
People we would never meet in our lives become available to us, pictures (and sometimes videos) of all their years conveniently captured and catalogued for their family and friends.
His name is Alexander Mixon. He married Taylor Paige Mixon on June 6, 2017.
He was a white man, merely doing his job. His wife is now a widow, courtesy of six black men. [Victim lured to bogus address in Saturday homicide; several arrested, WALB.com, November 24, 2018]
Several arrests were made in a homicide that took place Saturday, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).
Rest in peace, Alex
Alexander Mixon, 27, was fatally wounded in during an attempted robbery. The victim was lured to the 1900 block of West Broad Avenue to deliver food, APD officials said. The victim was a Locos Grill and Pub employee.When he arrived, which was a vacant home, the victim was approached by two men and shot while inside his vehicle, according to law enforcement.A number of suspects were arrested and charged following the Saturday night incident.
All arrested are currently in the Dougherty County Jail. Initial responding officers at the scene Saturday said the victim was shot in the neck and taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Alex Mixon was a newlywed, who had his whole life in front of him. Trying to do his job, he was murdered by six black men in Albany, Georgia.
And outside of a few people in Albany, Georgia and his friends and family on Facebook, no one will know his story.
Vaya con dios, Alex. You are in my deepest thoughts and prayers, Taylor.