Former Florence Man Shot Dead in Sheffield
Earlier today, Jonathan Eugene Nipper, a sometime Florence resident, was shot dead at a home on Columbia Avenue in Sheffield. Nipper had lived in several areas of the Shoals; however, his last official address had been in Tennessee.
The shooter of the 38 year old Nipper, known as Jon-Jon, has been taken into custody. This is a developing story, and PNS will update the information as it becomes available. Nippers' survivors, among others, include two children.
No Other Photo Available
For those who criticized our photo of Jonathan Nipper, we had only mugshots available to us. The use of a mugshot does not imply in any way that his death was earned or deserved.
Remove the mugshot
Out of respect for the family, it would be nice of you to update that photo with one more deserving of a young man who lost their life to such senseless violence.
I hope they show the jury him smiling all big and proud at booking.
JON JON YOU WILL BE MISSED
Jon Jon was a friend of mine and was a boyfriend for a while to my daughter a few years back and had hugged him not even 3 days before this.
I want it known that he was a wonderful person. He made sure that not only his family was took care of he always was there for me and mine too. RIP Jon Jon.