Suspect in city's 17th homicide linked to 2012 McDonald's fatal shooting | Crime
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Police say the man arrested earlier this week in connection with the city's 17th homicide of the year has now been implicated in a December 2012 fatal shooting at a McDonald's restaurant.
Police originally released that the March 21, 2013 shooting death of 18-year-old John Tolliver was the result of an ongoing feud between Tolliver and suspects Khari Jackson and Wendell Scott.
Authorities now believe 18-year-old Khari Jackson initiated the December 27, 2012 fatal shooting at the McDonald's location on the Eastern Boulevard. Police say the March 21, 2013 shooting death of Tolliver was in retaliation for the 2012 incident.
Police say the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting at McDonald's were originally unknown. MPD's investigation indicates Jackson and the 2012 shooting victim, 18-year-old Joshua McKethern were in the vehicle that initiated gunfire with a second vehicle occupied by the 2013 victim John Tolliver and an unidentified 17-year-old who was wounded.
Even though Jackson and McKethern were in the same car, police say Jackson initiated the shooting which means he can be charged with McKethern's murder as well as the attempted murder of the 17-year-old in the second vehicle.
At this time Jackson remains in the Montgomery County Detention Facility under bonds totaling $300,000. To date he is charged with the murders of 18-year-old John Tolliver and 18-year-old Joshua McKethern and the attempted murder of an unidentified 17-year-old.