From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A Birmingham woman was charged with capital murder in connection to a 32-year-old man shot and killed in a Birmingham front yard on Monday, May 23.
According to the Birmingham Police Department (BPD), 24-year-old Tykirel Jordan has been charged with the murder of Alpatrick Mckinstry.
Mckinstry was found lying unresponsive in the front yard of a residence in the 1300 Block of 60th Street Ensley, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced Mckinstry dead.
“While officers were on the scene, a female called 911 to notify us she had just shot a male on 60th Street Ensley,” Officer Truman Fitzgerald said. “The female was now in Fairfield, Alabama.”
“Birmingham Police Detectives presented information on the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office,” Officer Truman Fitzgerald said. “After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained a warrant for Capital Murder.”
West Precinct officers took Jordan into custody on Monday, May 23, in Fairfield. She was booked into the Birmingham City Jail.
Jordan will be transported to the Jefferson County Jail and held with no bond.
BPD stated that Jordan is being charged with capital murder because the shooting took place in the presence of at least one child that they shared.
Alabama Law states, “Murder by the defendant in the presence of a child under the age of 14 years at the time of the offense if the victim was the parent or legal guardian of the child. For purposes of this subsection, “in the presence of a child” means in the physical presence of a child or having knowledge that a child is present and may see or hear the act.”