UPDATE: Bessemer police charge man with the murder of his father

Published: Aug. 6, 2017 at 12:30 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 7, 2017 at 6:33 PM CDT
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(Source: Josh Newton/WBRC)
(Source: Josh Newton/WBRC)

BESSEMER, AL (WBRC) - Bessemer police have charged a man they say murdered his father Saturday evening.

Police responded to a shooting at an apartment complex in the 300 block of 12th Street South around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Officers found 47-year-old Kelvin Dewayne Yelling suffering multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

At the scene, 22-year-old Charles Edward Yelling - the biological son of Kelvin Dewayne - was arrested.

Detectives with Bessemer PD have obtained an arrest warrant for Charles Edward on murder charges. His bond was set at $75,000. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.

Four small children were also found in the apartment at the time of the shooting. DHR was called to the scene to make arrangements for the children.

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