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Homicide investigation underway in Bessemer

Homicide investigation underway in Bessemer

Bessemer Police are investigating a deadly shooting Saturday morning in the 1100 block of Deadrick Street.

Officers were called to the scene just after 2:40 a.m. and arrived to find a person suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, identified as 24-year-old Allen Jamichael Wilson, was pronounced dead on the scene. Detectives arrived to begin their investigation, an adult male was taken into custody for questioning, and a firearm was recovered from the scene.

Police say 29-year-old Joseph Lenair Burston is charged with murder in connection with the shooting. Burston is being held in the Bessemer City Jail on $90,000 bond and is awaiting transfer to the Jefferson County Jail.

Burston is also charged with possession of a sawed off shotgun.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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