Loxley attempted murder suspect in court, family reacts to arrest

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — This is the first arrest in a shooting in Loxley that investigators describe as a gun battle and ultimately claimed the life of Stanley Koenig Sr. We now know there were two rounds of gunfire that night that led to Jukyle Hunter being arrested on attempted murder charges.

Hunter made his first appearance in court Friday for a bond hearing before Judge William Scully. His bond was set at $175,000.

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Investigators say Hunter was delivering drugs to Stanley Koenig’s address that night. There was a fight between several people and then two gun battles. Hunter is charged in the second shooting. As he left the property investigators say he missed his intended target but they were able to identify him as a shooter and make a case for attempted murder.

“This case is not over,” Capt. Andre Reid with the Major Crimes Unit said. “Mr. Hunter was arrested for an incident that happened during the shooting where Mr. Koenig died.”

In a statement released to News 5 the Koenig family says they are very grateful for all of the support they have received and go on to say in part: “We know this investigation is far from over. Thursday’s arrest doesn’t give us all the answers but gives us a small amount of relief knowing that everything is being done to get justice for Stanley.”

Investigators are waiting on results from forensic testing to move forward with possibly more arrests or charges.

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“Everyone there holds a bit of responsibility so it’s our job to sort through that and make sure we understand number one, what happened exactly what happened, and then make sure we are matching up the correct firearm with the correct person that actually took this man’s life,” Reid said.

If Hunter is released on bond he will be required to wear a GPS ankle monitor, be under house arrest and have no contact with the alleged victim.

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