Police on Thursday charged an Anniston man with capital murder in connection with a December shooting, officials said.
The suspect charged on Thursday, Demario Burnett, was also shot during the incident, police say. Anniston police Sgt. Kyle Price said Burnett drove himself to Regional Medical Center in Anniston after the shooting.
Another suspect, 23-year-old Damien Cortez Curry, of Talladega, turned himself in to Anniston police after being charged with murder in connection to the case.
Price said that with the physical evidence at the scene and interviews with witnesses and Curry, the Calhoun County District Attorney’s Office issued a capital murder warrant for Burnett. He turned himself in to police Thursday morning, the sergeant said.
Calhoun County District Attorney Brian McVeigh said Thursday that Burnett was charged with capital murder because “it was a murder during a robbery.”
Price said Foster and Burnett rode together in a white pick-up truck to the convenience store on Front Street where the shooting took place. There they met Curry who drove separately.
“It appears the victim was shot inside his vehicle,” Price said referring to Foster. “Then Burnett drove himself to the hospital in Foster’s vehicle.”
Burnett remained in the Anniston City Jail on Thursday with bond set at $250,000. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Jan. 25th, Price said.