1 arrested, 1 at large in shooting death of man in West Jefferson County home


JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A 48-year-old man was found shot and killed in a Jefferson County home Tuesday.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the 400 block of Hillside Avenue in Bessemer to investigate a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, family members discovered a 48-year-old man who had been shot multiple times.

The investigation found that the front door of the Bessemer home was open and it appeared there may have been a struggle inside the home.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the 48-year-old man as Jonathan Wayne Jones.

On Thursday, Oct. 7, detectives said that they arrested Le’Antoan Devonte’ Patterson on charges of capital murder. They also said that they obtained capital murder warrants for Torionne Taylor, who is still at large. Investigators believe that robbery was the motive for the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information are asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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