Alabama motorist ‘shot and killed a pedestrian for taking too long to cross the street’
Jeremiah Wesley Penn has been charged with capital murder after he allegedly shot dead Travez Allen, in Union Springs last Thursday evening
Penn, 22, is said to have told police 29-year-old Allen crossed the street too slowly, on Aug 27
He allegedly got out of his car to confront Allen over his slow pace crossing the street
After the pair got into a brief verbal altercation, Penn then shot the victim eight times and fled the scene
Allen was found dead at the scene, but Penn was identified by witnesses
The alleged shooter handed himself in to law enforcement, later that day
Jeremiah Wesley Penn has been charged with capital murder after Johnarian Travez Allen was shot eight times in Union Springs, Alabama last Thursday evening..
Penn, 22, reportedly confessed to fatally shooting Allen, 29. The apparent motive, according to Union Springs police, stems from Allen crossing a road too slowly.
Penn allegedly got out of his car to confront Allen on his speed crossing the road before Allen was shot eight times, Fox reports.
Authorities believe Penn got out of his vehicle and engaged in a verbal altercation with Allen, shortly after that, Penn shot Allen multiple times.
Police responded to the scene at a gas station on Underwood Avenue.
The shooter, later identified as Penn, who had already fled but law enforcement says he quickly sought out a sheriff’s deputy friend to whom he turned himself in.
That’s when Penn confessed, according to Union Springs Police Chief Danny Jackson
Union Springs police said Penn had been on his way to buy when food when the pair got into a disagreement.
In a statement to their Facebook page, police said: ‘The Union Springs Police Department responded to a fatal shooting of Joharian Allen on Thursday, August 28th, near Underwood Avenue and Baskin Street around 7:00 pm after a verbal altercation.
‘Jeremiah Penn, 22, has been charged with Capital Murder in the death of Joharian Allen.
‘Penn later turned himself in to an off duty Sheriff Deputy Chad Faulkner.’