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Monday, January 12, 2009

Man Charged In AL Repo Man's Shooting Death

Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of repo manJason McClendon, who was shoot and killed on Thursday, Jan. 8. According to comments following the Birmingham News story, there is a memorial fund that has been set up for his wife and daughter.

The Jason McClendon Memorial Fund
HomeTown Bank
P.O. Box 1104
Pinson AL 35126

for walk-ins, it's HomeTown Bank, 6840 Hwy 79, Pinson AL 35126

Here's the Birmingham News story:

Birmingham police today identified the suspect charged in Thursday's slaying of a man while he tried to repossess a car.

Reginald Jackson, 27, of Birmingham, is charged with capital murder. He is being held without bond in the Jefferson County Jail.

Authorities say Jackson fatally shot Jason Lee McLendon after McLendon had attempted to tow a car parked at an apartment complex on 19th Court North.

McLendon went to the apartment with a co-worker about 1:40 a.m. and backed a tow truck up to the car, police said. The car owner, along with Jackson, his brother, confronted McLendon. A gun was pulled, and McLendon and his co-worker left. As they drove off, Jackson fired a single shot, striking McLendon in the back of the head, police said. He was pronounced dead at 2:05 a.m.,

Jackson later turned himself into police, saying he thought he fired into the air and didn't mean to hurt McClendon.

Jackson is charged with capital murder because he killed someone while firing into an occupied vehicle.

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