Man charged for murdering person at Homewood Motel 6


HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — The Homewood Police Department responded to a report of a man shot at a Homewood hotel Friday afternoon.

Homewood PD was dispatched to Motel 6 on Vulcan Road just before 1 p.m. on reports of a person shot.

Upon arrival, authorities located a possible suspect who fled on foot. The suspect was taken into custody following a foot pursuit. They have now been taken into custody for questioning.

On Sunday, April 25, Devonta Jamal Ephraim was charged for murder and “certain persons forbidden to possess a firearm.”

The 28-year-old was transferred to the Jefferson County Jail and is being held without bond.

Police report that the shooting resulted from a verbal argument between the victim and Ephraim.

This is an ongoing investigation and if anyone has information related to this incident, please contact Sergeant Smith at 205-332-6255.

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