Robert 'DJ Base' Moore's Cold Case

By: Muriel Bailey Email
By: Muriel Bailey Email

"I think it was more of a hate crime type thing a vendetta someone had against him," -Cpl. Barberree.

The next case we're bringing back to light has been cold for 5 years.
It involves a popular DJ who police say was shot and left for dead right outside his home.

He's described as the DJ who kept the club jammin'

"He was a good DJ, he kept the club rocking and packed with people and everybody always talked about rob base the DJ and how he keep people out there at the club," said Javon Vincent, Moore's stepdaughter.

But what happened to 46-year-old Robert Moore also know as "DJ Rob Base " on October 7, 2007 is everything but a reason to hit the dance floor.

"It appears as he was exiting his vehicle an altercation took place in the front yard of his residence and he was shot multiple times," said Dothan Police Corporal Chris Barberree.

"We were at my mother's apartment and her friend came over there and said that he was laying beside the car dead." said Vincent.

Javon Vincent was around 14-years-old at the time.
Moore was dating her mother and raised Javon as his daughter for 13 years.

"We had a good relationship going on through the years, we combined better," explained Vincent.

Police say Moore's wallet was still in his pocket and nothing seemed to be missing, which gives them an idea on a motive.

"I think it was more of a hate crime type thing a vendetta someone had against him," said Cpl. Barberree.

Investigators say tips flooded in but that wasn't enough.

"We worked multiple leads in that case, information from the community, multiple persons of interest and we were just unable to determine or solve the case at that point."

Javon says not having justice leaves her and her family with one feeling.

"Sad, because we don't know who did it, we hope to find out who did it, because it's sad they took somebody life away."

A life she says she would have loved to have in her son's life now.

Police say at the time Moore was a DJ at Grand Central Station in downtown Dothan which is where The District is now located.

If you have any information on Moore's murder please call Crimestoppers at 334-793-7000 or you can text-a-tip to 2-7-4-6-3-7
You could be eligible for a reward.


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