From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Trussville Police Chief Eric Rush said the charge against Bryan Patrick Hancock, 22, of Pinson, has been upgraded to capital murder after the victim in the Cracker Barrel shooting died over the weekend.
Hancock is being held in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.
Rush said the charge is capital murder because the suspect shot the gun from a vehicle. Detectives believe Hancock went into the vehicle, retrieved the firearm and pulled the trigger.
In Alabama, a capital murder charge typically comes with no bond and the possibility of the death penalty if found guilty.
The victim, Randy Young, 40, was shot in the head on Thursday, March 28. He was on life support for two days before passing away.
Trussville Mayor Buddy Choat said Monday the case is tragic.
“Our guys have been working hard on this case all night Thursday through the weekend,” Choat said. “They are very involved in the investigation.”