Alabama Man Allegedly Fatally Struck Bicyclist With Vehicle He Carjacked After Killing Woman: Sheriff

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Nov. 2 2022, Published 9:01 a.m. ET

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An Alabama man is accused of shooting a woman to death and then fatally striking a bicyclist with a vehicle he stole at gunpoint, authorities said.

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According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, around 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 29, deputies responding to a report of a shooting at a hotel in Fairfield found 30-year-old Kernisha Jenay McClinon suffering a fatal gunshot wound.

“Witnesses report that the woman argued with a man and tried to get away from him when he pulled a gun and shot her,” Deputy Chief David Agee said, the Trussville Tribune reported.

The shooting suspect, later identified as Cortney Dion Price, 38, fled the scene on foot, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Just over an hour later, around 6:39 p.m., Price allegedly “took a vehicle from a family at gunpoint,” Agee said.

Five minutes after the alleged carjacking, Ray B. Dover Jr., 60, was bicycling when he was struck and killed by a vehicle that then drove away.

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Deputies located the stolen vehicle and got into a pursuit with Price, who crashed.

The suspect was arrested and booked without bond into the Jefferson County jail in Bessemer on a murder charge.

Additional charges are expected, according to the Trussville Tribune.


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