From The Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 30-year-old woman was fatally shot at Fairfield hotel on Saturday, October 29, at approximately 5:31 p.m.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to investigate a shooting at a hotel on Kelco Place in Fairfield. Deputies arrived and found 30-year-old Kernisha Jenay McClinon suffering from a gunshot wound.
“Witnesses report that the woman argued with a man and tried to get away from him when he pulled a gun and shot her,” Deputy Chief David Agee stated.
McClinon was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man was later identified as 38-year-old Cortney Dion Price. After shooting the victim, Price then fled on foot.
“Price later emerged on Seminole road in Fairfield around 6:39 p.m. and took a vehicle from a family at gunpoint,” Agee stated.
At approximately 6:43 p.m., a bicyclist was struck on nearby Grasselli road by a vehicle that fled the scene. The bicyclist, Ray B. Dover Jr., 60, of Fairfield, died on the scene.
Deputies spotted the stolen vehicle near Erie Street in Birmingham. After a brief pursuit, Price wrecked the vehicle and was taken into custody.
Price is being held at the Jefferson County Jail in Bessemer. Price is charged with Murder, and no bond has been assigned. Additional charges are pending.