(Updated) Suspect found in active shooter investigation

(Photo courtesy of the Walker County Sheriff's Office)

GARDEN CITY, Ala. – Early Monday morning, the Walker County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Benny Short Road, concerning a potential drive-by shooting. One female is deceased as a result of that incident. 

According to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect in the shooting today has been named. Jacob Aaron Thompson, 30, is now charged with Capital Murder and Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling.

“We appreciate Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair’s Office for their assistance and their working relationship with the Sheriff’s Office,” Smith said. 

Formal charges and more information will be released later today.

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