1 of 3 victims in shooting is suspect's ex-wife

Posted July 13, 2017

A manhunt is underway in the Birmingham area for a man wanted for killing three people Wednesday morning.

The 52-year-old man authorities believe killed three people at an Alabama mobile home park Wednesday is slated to face trial in Pennsylvania for involuntary deviant sexual intercourse with a child and a series of other charges.

Kenneth Dion Lever, 52, of Santa Rosa County near Pensacola, Florida, was believed to be armed and risky, said Gardendale police, who urged residents of the community near Birmingham to stay inside for hours during the search. They told who see him not to approach him and call 9-1-1 immediately, as he's considered armed and risky.

Authorities released a photo of a possible suspect identified as 52-year-old Kenneth Lever from the Pensacola, Florida area.

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Gardendale police, Birmingham, Homewood, Warrior, Kimberly police and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office have set up a perimeter. Lever is accused of sexually abusing a young girl for than five years beginning in 2005 and sometimes forcing a young boy to participate.

The shootings happened just weeks before the man is scheduled to go on trial on child sexual abuse charges in Pennsylvania.

Police are actively searching for the suspect who they have identified as Kenneth Dion Lever.

Dana Lever sought the protective order claiming her ex-husband was stalking and harassing them.

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The Lower Windsor Township Police Department also arrested Lever in two separate sexual assault cases on September 28 and October 13, 2015, according the York Daily Record.

Lever has been free on bond awaiting a court date.

He posted his $100,000 bail in the first case and was arrested again several days later on October 15 in the second. They say he could be headed to the Florida Panhandle.

"My daughter has a very different disposition when she returns home", Dana wrote, according to the documents. She wants to sleep in my bed and she wants to sleep with the lights on.' .

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