Teens Charged in Homicide Case

Publish Date: February 15, 2018
Written by: Joni Money
Categories: Arrest | News | Shooting

Birmingham, AL 02/15/2018

A pair of 18-year-olds from Hoover have been charged with murder and Capital Murder for their role in the shooting death of 17-year-old Brandon Burpo.

Traquarus Brannon

Jada Williams

Just after 1:00 pm on Sunday February 11, deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 4400 block of Winchester Hills Way. They arrived to find 17-year-old Brandon Burpo suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital, but died shortly after arrival.

Information at the scene was that The victim had received a phone call, went outside to meet someone nearby and was shot.

Sheriff’s detectives reviewed records from the victim’s cell phone and discovered the call luring him out came from one of the suspects, 18-year-old Jada Williams.

Williams and a second suspect, 18 year old Traquarus Brannon described as her boyfriend were taken into custody Monday and when questioned claimed the victim had recently robbed them. Williams admitted making the call that lured the victim out. When the victim arrived at their vehicle Brannon began shooting at him.

Both were placed under arrest and taken to the Jefferson County Jail. Williams was charged with murder and Brannon with Capital Murder.

Williams posted $60,000 bond and was released pending Court. Brannon remains in Jail under no bond.

A third suspect believed involved fled the area and is actively being searched for.


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