Suspect charged with capital murder in death of man who came home to burglary

Suspect charged with capital murder in death of man who came home to burglary
(Source: Judson Garner/WBRC)
(Source: Judson Garner/WBRC)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Police arrested a suspect in the death of a man who was shot Monday evening while chasing burglars from his home in the 800 block of Meg Drive, according to the Birmingham Police Department.

Twenty-five-year-old Raymarquail Moore faces a capital murder charge with no bond. He is being held at the Jefferson County Jail.

Investigators have determined that the victim, 25-year-old Cedrick Yarbrough, arrived home around 4:30 p.m. and came upon what police believe to be a burglary in progress. Yarbrough chased the suspect or suspects down Meg Drive towards Sam Pate Drive in his vehicle.

Police say the suspects fired shots at the victim and that's when the victim struck a house on Sam Pate Drive with his vehicle.

"It's unfortunate to have any loss of life in our city but as in this case, we will do everything we can as a police department to get the perpetrator off of our streets. This was not a random burglary, but the suspect and victim were acquaintances. However; regardless of the circumstances we owe some sense of justice to the family and the community," Chief A.C. Roper said.

The suspects are described as three black males who fled in a dark-colored vehicle. Police are still working to find out if anything was taken from the victim's home.

"The important thing to take away from this is being careful about our belongings our situations. It is a little difficult to have something like this happen to your family during the holiday season. One minute you're probably getting ready for Christmas, and the next minute something like this happens. I's a tragedy that we take to heart and we will do our best to find a resolution for the family," Sgt. Bryan Shelton said on Monday.

The Nichols family says they have lived in the neighborhood for more than 30 years. Charles Nichols says the gunshots were so loud that they woke him from a nap and Martha Nichols says she called 911 and stayed inside until police arrived.

The Nichols say this neighborhood is quiet and full of senior citizens and families with young children.

"It's a wonderful neighborhood. Quiet. Like I said, this is the first thing we've had like this in a long, long time," Martha Nichols said.

"We've never had anybody like this, to happen here, where someone got shot and possibly dying. No, that's never happened in our neighborhood in Glendale," Charles Nichols said.

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