From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM –Jefferson County Circuit Judge Clyde Jones ordered Jonathan Burns, 31, of Trussville held without bond and found probable cause for a capital murder charge. Jones forwarded the charge to the grand jury for a possible indictment, according to court documents.
In an affidavit, Burns is accused of shooting Kenneth Erwin Scott of Birmingham with a shotgun during the commission of a crime. It alleges Burns shot Scott while committing the theft of money or a controlled substance.
According to police and witness statements, in December of 2015, a white male was standing over Scott, holding a gun in his hand. Police said Scott was standing outside of his vehicle conducting an unknown transaction with a different white male when he was shot. The shooter, believed to be Burns, fled in a maroon F-150 pickup truck.
Officers arrived with Scott lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. He was treated at the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue and transported to UAB where he was pronounced deceased by the medical staff.
A capital murder warrant was issued for Burns at that time.
In January of 2016, Burns was granted a $50,000 bond while his case is pending.