Man charged with killing woman in Walker County drive-by shooting

Crime

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A woman died following a possible drive-by shooting that happened Monday morning, according to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.

A post on the department’s Facebook page states that deputies responded to a call early Monday morning concerning a potential drive-by shooting on Benny Short Road. The sheriff’s office said 33-year-old Crystal Lynn Franklin was shot and killed while standing outside her home.

Additionally, the sheriff’s office said several bullets were fired into the home and nearly struck two people inside.

Jacob Aaron Thompson, 30, is in custody in Cullman County and has been charged with capital murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

The arrest was done with cooperation from the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, Hanceville Police, and Cullman Police Department.

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