Bessemer police look for suspect in fatal shooting

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) - Police are searching for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man at a Bessemer apartment complex.

Police told The Birmingham News that 19-year-old Kerry Van Turner Jr. was fatally shot at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday behind an apartment at Peppertree Apartments in Bessemer.

Bessemer police Sgt. D.L. Hunter told The News the suspect and the victim got into a fist fight. The suspect went and got a gun, and shot Turner as he tried to run away.

Hunter declined to say what started the argument. Neither of the men lived at the apartment complex.

Investigators have identified the suspect, but he is not yet in police custody.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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