Bessemer PD: Suspect in October homicide located, arrested

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BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (11/15): The Bessemer Police Department has confirmed that Kalan Phillips has been located and arrested.

Phillips is accused of killed Christon Lewis on Oct. 23.

Phillips is being held at the Jefferson County Jail without bond.


ORIGINAL (10/23): The Bessemer Police Department is searching for a suspect in a Wednesday morning homicide.

Bessemer PD responded to a call in the area of 28th Street and 11th Avenue N just before 11 a.m. They arrived and discovered a victim, later identified as Christon Lewis, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to UAB hospital where he later died.

After interviewing involved parties, Bessemer PD issued a murder warrant for Kalan Phillips. They are still searching for Phillips at this time.

Phillips is described as a male, 5-foot-10, 165 pounds. He has a neck tattoo that reads, “bless.”

If anyone has information on Phillips’ whereabouts, contact Bessemer PD at (205) 425-2411 or the Tip Line at (205) 428-3541.


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