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Al Sharpton’s Brother Arrested For Murder After Speaking At Anti-Gun Rally

Local community activist Rev. Kenneth Sharpton Glasgow, Rev. Al Sharpton’s alleged half-brother, faces a capital murder charge just hours after his march against gun violence on Saturday, according to The American Mirror.

“Glasgow walked Dothan’s downtown streets Saturday shouting through a megaphone about bringing change to America’s gun laws,” WDHN reports.

The murder took place in Dothan, Alabama and Glasgow was charged in connection to the fatal shooting.

Dothan police believe Glasgow was the driver of the vehicle used in the drive-by shooting, killing 23-year-old Breunia Jennings of Dothan at the intersection of Lake Street and Allen Road.

Investigators believe 26-year-old Jamie Townes was the gunman. Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish says it looks as if Townes’ vehicle was stolen by Jennings, promoting Townes to get into Glasgow’s vehicle, where the pair followed the victim while she drove.

According to the Dothan Eagle, Parrish said it appears Townes fired shots numerous times into the vehicle Jennings drove. Jennings later died from gunshot wounds to the head.

Glasgow is facing the same capital murder charge as Townes, the alleged gunman. Parrish added that this is due to the complicity section under Alabama’s code.

Under Alabama Code 13A-2-23, “a person is legally accountable for the behavior of another constituting a criminal act if, with the intent to promote or assist the commission of the offense (1) he procures, induces, or causes such other person to commit the offense; or (2) he aids or abets such other person in committing the offense; or (3) having a legal duty to prevent the commission of the offense, he fails to make an effort he is legally required to make.”

WDHN reports that Glasgow said he was a witness to the crime and talked to several bystanders after the shooting took place.

“Man, that’s a brand new car,” Glasgow said, referring to his 2018 Toyota Camry that was used in the drive-by shooting.

“We were ducked down in the car while it was happening,” Glasgow continued.

Glasgow was escorted awhile from the crime scene, where he was placed in the backseat of a Dothan Police Department vehicle.