Suspect in Tuskegee McDonald’s homicide surrenders

Suspect in Tuskegee McDonald’s homicide surrenders
Jamal James Brown is wanted for murder in connection to the shooting of an 18-year-old in a Tuskegee McDonald's Saturday night. (Source: CrimeStoppers)

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (WSFA) - The suspect in a fatal shooting at the McDonald’s restaurant in Tuskegee has surrendered without incident, according to Central Alabama CrimeStoppers and the Tuskegee Police Department.

Tuskegee police said the suspect, 23-year-old Jamal James Brown, was arrested at his home in Auburn Sunday after he notified them that he wanted to turn himself in.

Brown was wanted for the Saturday night shooting of 18-year-old Cedric Howard, of Tuskegee, at the restaurant on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Police responded to reports of a person with a gun and another being shot around 10:40 p.m. Saturday. Howard had been shot several times and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Macon County Coroner Hal Bentley said Howard walked into the fast food restaurant and began talking to Brown. Bentley said a verbal altercation broke out and Brown pulled out a gun and shot Howard multiple times.

Brown is now charged with murder. The investigation is ongoing.

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