Suspect arrested for murder in Smithfield community

Heavy police presence near Parker High School
Heavy police presence near Parker High School
Published: Jul. 21, 2019 at 8:22 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A suspect has been arrested for the murder of a 42-year-old man, shot to death on the afternoon of June 14, in the Smithfield community.

33-year-old Jeremiah Lorenzo Rapley has been arrested on a capital murder charge.

On June 14, officers responded to a call of shots being fired in the 1000 block of 5th St N. They arrived to find 42-year-old Demegious McAlle Osborn, dead, lying in the road near his vehicle.

Authorities say Osborn was in his vehicle when someone approached him. The two had a conversation then shortly after shots were heard in the area.

Rapley is being held in the Jefferson County Jail.

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