This is Talladega’s first murder for 2012.
Kameron Dion Threatt, 33, of 835 Scott Street, had an initial court appearance Thursday before District Court Judge Jeb Fannin, who set bail at $30,000.
Watson said police responded to a shots fired call at Threatt’s residence Wednesday night at about 7:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they found Michael Louis McCargo, 54, of Ola Ave., laying beside the residence, wounded. He was still conscious at the time and was able to communicate with investigators to a degree.
McCargo was airlifted to University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 3 a.m. Thursday.
The events leading up to the shooting are still under investigation as of Thursday afternoon, but Watson said the suspect and victim did know each other.
The police chief said McCargo had visible injuries to his arm and upper torso, but it was too early to say for certain how many times he had been shot. There was evidence that several shots were fired inside the residence, and at least one shot went wide and ended up in a chest of drawers in a trailer across the street. The trailer was occupied at the time, but none of the occupants were hit.
The weapon, a 9 mm handgun, was recovered at the scene, Watson said. More information would become available as the state forensics labs began to investigate the evidence in the case.
Murder is a Class A felony. In Alabama, conviction of a Class A felony involving a firearm carries a penalty of 20 to 99 years or life in prison.
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