It’s been nearly a week since a 21-year-old man was found shot to death in his crashed vehicle, and authorities are still trying to find out who was behind his killing.
Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies responded at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, to a report of a wreck near the intersection of Highway 79 and Cleage Drive, said Lt. Joni Money.
When they arrived at the location, they found Kendall Jarrod Thornton Jr. trapped inside the overturned vehicle that had struck a tree. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
As the vehicle was being removed, Money said, investigators discovered the car was riddled with bullet holes.
Central Alabama Crime Stoppers said detectives believe there were other vehicles close by when Thornton was killed. Authorities are asking anyone who may have been in the area, or who may have information, to call them.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450, Option 2. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.