BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A Birmingham man has been arrested after allegedly killing his coworker outside of a local meat market Wednesday afternoon.
Christopher Tyrell Kendricks, 32, has been charged with the murder of Cortez Dekelvin Ware, 37. He will be transported to the Jefferson County Jail on a $1,500,000 bond.
According to BPD Public Information Officer Monica Law, officers received calls of a person shot outside of the Elyton Meat Market at Center Street and 3rd Avenue North at around 2:04 p.m.
BPD officers arrived and found Ware, who was shot multiple times. Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service pronounced him dead at the scene.
With help from community members, officers were able to identify Cortez as a person of interest. They were able to locate him at a nearby apartment complex and arrest him shortly after the shooting.
BPD confirmed the two men were both employees of the Elyton Meat Market at the time of the shooting.
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