1 of 3 victims in shooting is suspect's ex-wife

Posted July 13, 2017

Alabama police are searching for Kenneth Dion Lever, 51, wanted for killing three people at a mobile home park ont he 4100 block of Willow Bend Drive in Gardendale, Alabama, July 12, 2017.

Authorities are searching for an armed man following a shooting at an Alabama mobile home community near Birmingham.

"We have three victims deceased on the scene, their identities can not be released at this time", Gardendale Police said on Facebook.

'If you see this individual do not approach him, and call 911 immediately - he is armed and risky, ' Walker said in an appeal to the public.

Court records in York County, Pennsylvania, show 52-year-old Kenneth Dion Lever of Santa Rosa County, Florida, is scheduled to go on trial there on September 11.

Gardendale police, Kimberly police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office have set up a perimeter.

Lever was booked in Santa Rosa County in 2015 for an out-of-state fugitive warrant that originated from York, Pennsylvania on charges related to a child sex crime.

The search for a man police identified as Kenneth Dion Lever, 52, of Pensacola, Florida, initially focused in woods near the Peachtree Crossings mobile home community, but police later said they believed he had left the area.

Anyone with information about Lever's whereabouts is urged to call the Gardendale police at 205-631-8787.

Dana Lever sought the protective order claiming her ex-husband was stalking and harassing them.

A Lincoln Navigator included in previous vehicle descriptions has been located in Florida and is no longer suspected, Walker said.

At the time, Lever's wife ex-wife claimed that the man was abusing her 11-year-old daughter during unsupervised visitation.

He posted his $100,000 bail in the first case and was arrested again several days later on October 15 in the second. The girl had been seeing a therapist who reached out and informed the mother of some concerns.

He is current free on $200,000 bond in those cases.

'She is very clingy to me and will not let me leave her.