JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Deputies are investigating after a 15-year-old was found fatally shot in the park at 100 Bayview Drive in Mulga.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to reports of a person shot in the area around 6:40 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the teen dead at the scene.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as William Mullins IV.
The sheriff’s office announced Tuesday morning that 19-year-old Matthew Jacob Jeffery is charged with murder in Mullins’ death.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 205-325-1450 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.