BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – An 18-year-old man who was already in custody on unrelated charges now faces a capital murder charge.

Birmingham police Lt. Sean Edwards says Jamarlon Edwards faces the capital murder charge in the Nov. 7 death of Justin Poole. Local media report Poole was shot while behind the wheel of a car and crashed into a house before he died.

Police say Edwards was arrested Nov. 15 after police identified him as one of the suspects in a Nov. 8 carjacking.

Police say Edwards is believed to be part of a group that has recently committed carjackings and robberies in Birmingham and possibly the surrounding area.

Edwards is being held without bond in the Jefferson County jail. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he had a lawyer who could comment.


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