Man charged with murder of Bessemer man

Man charged with murder of Bessemer man
Allen Jones, 38. (Source: Bessemer PD)

BESSEMER, Ala. (WBRC) - A 31-year-old man was shot and killed during an assault in Bessemer.

The Jefferson County Coroner said Demario Lawrence Kirkland of Bessemer was shot Saturday evening at 6:43 p.m. in the 100 block of 10th Street South. Kirkland died more than an hour after he was shot.

Detectives charged 38-year-old Allen Jones with murder Kirkland. Jones was arrested on April 7 and transferred to the JCSO jail in Bessemer.

Jones is currently out on a $100,000 bond.

Bessemer Police said it is not known at this time what lead to Kirkland being shot. Detectives are interviewing witnesses to determine what happened to Kirkland.

If anyone has information relating to Kirkland’s death contact the Bessemer Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 205-481-4366.

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