Man, women involved in northern Jefferson County murder-suicide identified
From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Identities of the victims from a murder-suicide in northern Jefferson County on Wednesday have been released by authorities.
According to Carol Robinson of Al.com, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified Brandi Michell Allen, 39, as the homicide victim and Mark David Allen, 43, as the victim of suicide.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, on Wednesday morning deputies responded to a report of a man with a gun running along Old Bagley Road. As they were searching for him, they received a report that an adult female had been found shot inside a vehicle at a residence in the 8500 block of Old Bagley Road. Deputies arrived at that location and found a woman dead on the scene.
While on scene, an adult male called into 911 and admitted that he had shot the victim. He gave his location at a residence in the 5000 block of Cindy Lane before disconnecting the call. When deputies arrived, they located the male caller inside the home, dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to law enforcement.