Mobile, AL – A 40-year-old mother of two was gunned down in front of her home Saturday after she confronted a group of men in a car speeding through her neighborhood.
The dark gray or green Honda Civic or Altima with dark, tinted windows drove down Racine Avenue Saturday afternoon and almost hit Wendy Fisher’s dog as they sped past her home. Angry, Fisher yelled at the driver who stopped the car about 30 yards away.
Fisher’s teen daughter, who witnessed the entire incident, say that at that point a black man with short hair got out of the car and someone opened fire on her mother, striking her several times in the chest.
She isn’t sure if the man who got out of the car was the shooter or one of the two or three men inside the vehicle. The man got back in the car and fled the scene, leaving Fisher to die. She was still conscious after being shot, but was in shock. Fisher was rushed to the hospital but would die from her injuries.
No arrests have been made at this time, but police are actively looking for the men involved. Police want to remind the people in the car who did not shoot Fisher that since the shooting probably wasn’t planned, they may not face charges if they come forward now. But if they don’t, and the police find them first, they could be charged as accomplices to first-degree murder.
Fisher’s daughter said her mother has raised her and her teen brother alone since their father died from a drug-related incident 6 or 7 years ago. They had only been living on Racine Avenue for a few months. Fisher had recently lost her job as a bartender and was taking graphic design classes in hopes of changing careers.
Neighbors say the issue of drivers speeding through their neighborhood has become all too common and that because of Fisher’s death, they plan on starting a community watch group like one that was created in a nearby neighborhood.
Anyone who has information about the shooting is asked to call Mobile police at 251-208-7211, CrimeStoppers at 251-208-7000 or text 274637 (CRIMES) with the keyword CRIME 411.Tags: Alabama, Murder, Road Rage, Shooting, Wendy Fisher