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Alabama Man Arrested In Connection To Fatal Shooting Outside Cajun-Style Seafood Restaurant, Police Say

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Source: Homewood Police Department; UNSPLASH

Jun. 7 2022, Published 8:45 a.m. ET

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A murder suspect in Alabama was taken into custody in connection to the murder of a man at a Cajun restaurant, authorities said.

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Shortly before noon on June 3, Jerry Jewayne Jones, 39, of Birmingham is accused of gunning down 35-year-old Andres James Taylor Johnson in the parking lot outside Seafood King in Homewood during an altercation, police said.

Johnson later died at a local hospital.

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The suspect fled the scene in a Ryder box truck and got into a brief police chase but was stopped a short time later, according to Al.com reported.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office later determined the victim's cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the chest, the Trussville Tribune reported.

Jones was booked into jail in Homewood but was expected to be transferred to the Jefferson County jail on a $250,000 bond.

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