Suspect accused of shooting dead 43-year-old man killed in his truck on Ensley Street


A suspect has been charged with the shooting death of a 43-year-old Birmingham man who was shot while sitting inside his truck last week.

Darric Hall, 29, is charged with capital murder in the murder of Anthony Bernard Jackson Jr., 43. The fatal shooting happened a week ago – June 14 – in the 1500 block of 29th Street in Ensley.

Birmingham Police responded on Monday to a report of a broken down person. They found Jackson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:43 p.m.

Authorities at the time said the suspect pulled up behind Jackson’s truck in a silver SUV, exited the vehicle and fired several shots at Jackson.

Anthony Bernard Jackson Jr. (Contribution)

Hall, who lives in Fairfield, then fled. Agents from several agencies then established a perimeter in western Jefferson County, mainly in the Brighton area, after the suspect was reportedly spotted there.

It was not immediately clear when he was taken into custody, but he was taken to Jefferson County Jail at 8:32 p.m. Saturday and remains being held without bail.

Court records show Hall is already awaiting trial for possession of marijuana and second degree assault. The assault charge stems from accusations he punched an Alabama state soldier in the face at the Autauga County Jail last year.

Hall in 2013 was charged with three counts of attempted murder after authorities said he attempted to run over three Jefferson County Sheriff‘s deputies. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless endangerment and received an alleged 12-month sentence.

Jackson, according to his obituary, was the father of three children. He worked for the non-profit Kikstart providing meals in the Birmingham area. “Anthony would give the children extra meals if he felt they might not have food available for that night. A man with a heart for children, ” the obituary reads. “As a parking attendant at the St. James Baptist Christian Center, you never had to worry about jamming or hitting your car while supervising the parking lot. As the keeper of the church, he made sure that every space in the church was very clean. You knew Anthony had cleaned the church based on the overwhelming smell of bleach and fabuloso.

Jackson was a dog lover and a breeder. “The best part of her day was making sure her dogs were well fed, rested, cared for, active and socialized. He had such an eye for different breeds of dogs that he could name them by sight, ” the obituary reads. “Besides being a great employee, dog lover and part-time farmer, he was a father, son, brother, uncle, loyal and reliable friend. Whenever and wherever he was needed, he was there.


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