Enterprise police arrest homeowner for murder, who claimed he shot and killed intruder

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — An Enterprise man has been arrested for murder in what was initially reported as a burglary attempt, police say.

On Sunday, EPD sent out a press release on a burglary in progress and fatal shooting at the residence in the 200 Block of Brookshire Drive. The release stated the deceased was fatally shot by the homeowner during the burglary and has been identified as Spencer Hines Layton, 31, of Enterprise.

On Tuesday, Enterprise Police Chief Michael Moore held a press conference and discussed the investigation with the public regarding an arrest being made in the Spencer Layton Murder investigation.

Chief Moore announced that Landon Law, 27, had been arrested for the murder of Spencer Layton.

Investigators determined that Law was not acting in self-defense when he shot and killed Layton Sunday morning. Police also stated that the investigation revealed that both, Layton and Law were acquaintances and Law fatally shot Layton as he was leaving the residence.

Per a press release from EPD, after consulting with the District Attorney Tom Anderson on the facts of the case, the use of deadly force in this situation was not warranted by law.

Landon Law turned himself over to authorities through his legal counsel without incident.

Law was charged with murder and a bond of $150,000 on Tuesday at 1:53 p.m.

Currently, Law has now posted bond and has been released as of Tuesday at 2:45 p.m.

This is still an active investigation and WDHN will keep you posted as the case develops.

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