Shelby man charged with murdering 73-year-old
FROM STAFF REPORTS
HOOVER – A 36-year-old Shelby man has been arrested and charged with murder for a weekend beating death of a 73-year-old victim in the Caldwell Crossings neighborhood.
Jackson Bradley Young was being held at the Shelby County Jail as of the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 22, on $150,000 bond.
The victim, Arthur Grey Till Jr., was pronounced deceased by emergency responders on Monday, Feb. 18, after being discovered by two friends who stopped by his residence.
After an autopsy was performed by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery, the medical examiner determined Till died from blunt force trauma with the manner of death being homicide, according to a release from the Hoover Police Department.
Police and firefighters responded to the 3100 Block of Crossings Drive at about 12:26 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, on a report of an unresponsive person.
“There were no signs of forced entry, but evidence at the scene suggests foul play may be involved,” read a release. “Investigators identified a possible suspect very early into this investigation and were actively looking for this individual since Monday night. On Tuesday, detectives learned that the suspect’s vehicle was discovered burned by the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office Monday afternoon. The suspect was taken into custody in Birmingham on Tuesday night by Hoover Police officers…Investigators have been working around the clock to gather evidence and establish a timeline of events since this crime was discovered.”
Detectives believe the victim was specifically targeted by the suspect, police said.
Anyone with information about this case should contact HPD Det. Brad Fountain at 444-7562.
Information can also be left anonymously, and possibly qualify for a cash reward, through Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 254-7777.