NORTHPORT, AL. (THECOUNT) — Northport woman, Michelle Renee Scroggins, has been identified as the suspect charged with murder following an argument that left her brother, Michael Jerome Archibald, dead from a single gunshot wound.

Scroggins, 30, is accused of fatally shooting her own brother, 26-year-old Archibald, while at a West Circle apartment early Friday.


Witnesses told police Scroggins retrieved a weapon from her vehicle during an argument and opened fire on Archibald and his wife, said Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit commander Capt. Jack Kennedy.

Archibald was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries, reports TuscaloosaNews.

Scroggins was also charged with the attempted murder of her sister-in-law, Angela Archibald, who was not officially identified by name.

Scroggins is being housed at the Tuscaloosa County Jail Friday morning on a $210,000 bond.


Geo quick facts: Northport is a city in Tuscaloosa County in the west central part of the State of Alabama. Located on the Black Warrior River across from downtown Tuscaloosa, it is currently the 21st largest city in Alabama with an estimated population of 25,799 in 2018. It incorporated in 1871. Tuscaloosa is a city in western Alabama. Bryant-Denny Stadium is home to the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide football team. The Alabama Museum of Natural History exhibits fossils and minerals. Antebellum homes like the Battle-Friedman House and Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion mark the area’s history. Lake Lurleen State Park is northwest of the city – wikipedia.