ST. CLAIR COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Authorities have identified the victim of an early morning homicide that spanned two counties.
Steven R. Kirchner, 61, was found shot to death in a home on Beason Cove Road in Steele when officers conducted a welfare check.
Princeton Craig Pate, 60, is in custody and charged with murder after police say he shot Kirchner and fled to Jefferson County.
He is in the St. Clair County Jail with no bond. Pate is scheduled to see a judge this afternoon.
Investigators are also interviewing possible witnesses.