Two charged in connection with shooting death of Brighton teen

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Brighton police announced evidence that cleared the charge against Kelvin Edwards on Friday.

Police have now arrested Deandre Moore and Hendarius Jones in connection with the shooting death of Tyshun Tyree Miller. Both are being held in the Jefferson County Jail without bond.


A capital murder warrant has been signed against Kelvin Andre Edwards, 23.

Additional warrants are pending and the investigation is ongoing, according to Chief Hubbart.


Brighton feels a little more empty for some people who live on Clay Street.

Tyshun Tyree Miller, 18, was killed last night at the home of friends, according to Brighton Police Chief Ray Hubbart.

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Clay Street in Brighton Saturday afternoon shortly after 6 P.M. and learned upon arrival that one black male had been shot.

Miller was transported to UAB of Birmingham where he later he was pronounced dead. Family and friends gathered Sunday evening for a vigil. His closest friends referred to him as a brother. Sunday afternoon, they told ABC 33/40 me they lost a brother on the street. While the pain will never go away, they all hope remembering his life can help the world know a little more about Miller. His friend David Evans said, "Man he was 18. He didn't deserve that. It wasn't his time though."

Evans said he lost more than a friend when 18-year-old Miller was killed on Clay street. The same block they spent many days hanging out. A young man who was not blood related but who he considered to be family. Evans said, "Yes he was a brother."

Zae Mack said Miller was always in a good mood. Mack explained, "That smile, that smile man. You know that smile when you see Lil T. You ain't going to catch him mad. That's one thing everybody can ever say about him is that you ain't going to catch him mad."

Hubbart said at 9 P.M. last night, a person of interest turned himself in to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Bessemer Division.

The person of interest was later transported to the Brighton City Jail.

Evans explained whoever killed his friend, needs to be held accountable. "For no apparent reason," said Evans. "Whoever did it needs to be locked up under the jail. I'm hurt man." A third friend named Curt Bryant said it hit him hard too. Bryant said, "Feel like my heart been stepped on." After Bryant interjected, Evans then repeated himself. "I'm hurt man. I can't explain it. Can't explain nothing like that. How you would feel if something like that happened to you?"

At this time the person of interest name will not be released until formal charges have been made as the investigation is pending.

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