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.