Man charged for murdering brother in Hartselle

Jerry Cleek

One person was killed in a shooting in Hartselle Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: Mar 3, 2021 6:31 PM
Updated: Mar 3, 2021 8:26 PM

A man is charged with murder for a shooting Wednesday afternoon in Hartselle.

The suspect, 80-year-old Jerry Cleek, is in the Morgan County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Hartselle police say the shooting stemmed from a dispute on Pinehurst Street around 3 p.m.

One person was killed, Phillip Anthony Grigsby. He was shot once and died at Decatur Morgan Hospital around 4:45 p.m. An autopsy will be performed.

Police confirm the victim and suspect were brothers. They say Cleek was questioned about the shooting and admitted to shooting Grigsby after an argument.

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