Warrants have been issued in the hunting incident that ended in the death of 11-year-old, Troy Ellis of Trussville. Ellis and his father were members of a small hunting party that went into the woods to hunt turkey on Friday, May 1, 2020. During the hunt, 35-year-old, Joshua Stewart Burks of Mobile, shot and killed Ellis. The shot also caused minor injury to Ellis’ father, who was treated at the scene.
After Jefferson County Detectives reviewed the evidence in the case with the District Attorney’s Office, it was determined that an arrest warrant was justified against Burks for Reckless Manslaughter. Burks is expected to turn himself into the Jefferson County Jail and has been given a bond of $15,000.