A person was fatally shot by a coworker a number of occasions on his first day at his new job at a producing plant in Alabama.
Jefferson County Sheriffs responded to studies of a person shot simply after midnight on Wednesday morning on the Samuel Related Tube Group in Pinson.
The sufferer was recognized as 29-year-old John Eric Cole, of Birmingham, who officers say was shot a number of occasions within the again whereas on his first shift on the firm. Cole was pronounced lifeless on the scene, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
The suspect, 34-year-old Dexter Rashad Walker, had initially fled the scene however was recognized by witnesses as an worker, in response to AL.com.
The 2 allegedly had a authorized dispute earlier this 12 months.
Walker promptly returned to the scene and turned himself over to deputies on the scene, in response to the Sheriff’s Workplace. He was transported to the Jefferson County Jail the place he’s being held with out bond. He’s charged with homicide.
Officers stated it’s not clear what led to the taking pictures. Nevertheless, an organization assertion stated the sufferer and the suspected gunman knew one another exterior the plant, which employs over 200 folks.
Cole is the stepfather of Walker’s son, in response to court docket information obtained by the Related Press. In March, Walker accused Cole of choking the 12-year previous boy and making threats months earlier.
“My son … advised me that he doesn’t really feel secure on the house the place he (resides) and the stepfather has been abusing him again and again,” Walker wrote, in response to court docket paperwork.
A decide issued an order requiring Cole and the boy’s mom to keep away from Walker. In July, Walker requested the decide to dismiss the case as a result of he felt that the boy was not at risk.
Samuel Related Tube Group stated it’s cooperating with regulation enforcement in its investigation.
With Submit wires