Around 11 p.m. Sunday night the Patrol Division received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the area of the stringer street AME Church.
“As the officers responded to the scene they observed what appeared to be a vehicle accident in the middle of the road at the intersection of Allen Road and Lake Street,” said Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish.
Officers quickly determined they were in the middle of a crime scene and that a homicide had occurred they immediately called for assistance.
23-year-old Breunia Jennings was found deceased in one of the cars. Police determined that multiple rounds had been fired into it.
“We’ve heard several stories and talked to eye witnesses,” said Parrish.
The assailant who allegedly shot and killed Jennings has been identified as 26-year old Jamie Townes.
The driver of the car that Townes was in was Dothan human rights activist, Rev. Kenneth Glasgow.
Both men have been in custody since the incident occurred and both have been charged witch capital murder
“We believe preliminary that Ms Jennings stole the car belonging to Mr. Townes. Rather than reporting the incident to police, he got in the car with Mr. Glasgow and basically went hunting Ms. Jennings,” said Parrish.
There were others in the car driven by Glasgow and police say they are continuing to put the pieces together.
“The investigation of course is still on going. We still have quite a bit of work to do but our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Ms. Jennings,” said Parrish.
In the state of Alabama, when a person fires shots into an occupied vehicle it becomes a capital murder case.