3 dead in Gardendale identified, shooter remains at large

Officials are searching for an armed and risky man after a shooting left three people dead in a Gardendale, Alabama, mobile home on the morning of Wednesday, July 12.

Kenneth Dion Lever, 52, of Florida, is being sought by police, who described him as "armed and risky", according to the Gardendale Police Department's Facebook page.

Police also reported that his vehicle is a black 2007 Lincoln Navigator with a Florida tag 689NFN.

Court records show his trial in York County Court was scheduled for September 11.

Two women and one man died after they were shot at a residence in the 4100 block of Willow Bend Drive in the Peachtree Crossings community.

52-year-old Kenneth Lever, manhunt underway, July 12, 2017.

Law enforcement officials are still searching for Lever and have issued a bulletin urging regional individuals to be on the lookout for Lever who is considered armed and unsafe.

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

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Anyone with knowledge of the crime or information on Lever's whereabouts is encouraged to call 911 or contact the Gardendale Police Department at 631-8787.

Authorities are searching for an armed man following a shooting at an Alabama mobile home community near Birmingham. Dana Lever sought the protective order claiming her ex-husband was stalking and harassing them.

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

Police in Lower Windsor Township confirmed they arrested Lever in 2015 on child sexual abuse charges.

In both cases, Lever was charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault of a child, indecent assault person less than 13 years of age, corruption of minors, and distribution of explicit sexual material of a minor.

Lever is free on bond awaiting a court date. He was again jailed on October 15, and posted an additional $100,000 and released later the same day.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

  • Megan Austin