Homicide investigation underway in Summerchase subdivision in Calera

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CALERA, Ala. (WIAT) — The following was released by the Calera Police Department:

The Calera Police Department is working on a homicide that occurred in the Summerchase subdivision on June 16, 2019, at around 9:41 p.m. The suspect is identified as 24-year-old Jaylin Tevin Washington. Washington is in custody with charges pending.

The victim has been identified as 18-year-old Deonte Keshawn Puryear, who suffered from a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The case is still under an active investigation, and Calera police are unable to release further details at this time; however, this is an isolated incident, and police have no other concerns for public safety related to this case.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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