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Walker Co. Deputies: Mom of 7 killed in potential drive-by shooting; arrest in case

Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 2:41 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2021 at 6:25 PM CST
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WALKER Co., Ala. (WBRC) - Walker County Sheriff’s deputies say a mom of seven is dead after what they are calling a potential drive-by shooting.

The victim has been identified as Krystal Lynn Franklin of Jasper. She was 33.

Jacob Aaron Thompson, 30, is charged with Capital Murder and Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling. Authorities are also looking at a person of interest.

Investigators say around 1:20 Monday morning, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in the 200 block of Benny Short Road, concerning a potential drive-by shooting.

Franklin was outside smoking a cigarette when the gunshots went off. Some bullets also hit the home, nearly striking two people who were inside sleeping.

Franklin was staying at the home while her boyfriend did some maintenance there.


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In less than 12 hours, a suspect was taken into custody in Cullman County, with cooperation from the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, Hanceville Police, and Cullman Police Department.

**HAPPENING NOW** Early Monday morning, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Benny Short Road,...

Posted by Walker County Sheriff's Office on Monday, November 15, 2021

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