Man Shot, Killed on First Day of Work at Plant Near Birmingham

Authorities say a man working his first shift at a manufacturing plant near Birmingham was shot to death by a fellow employee.

A statement by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says deputies found the body of a man who had been shot multiple times when they responded to a call on Wednesday shortly after midnight at a business in Pinson.

Authorities say 29-year-old John Eric Cole was in his first day on the job when he was killed, and the suspect also worked there.

The statement says 34-year-old Dexter Rashad Walker was arrested after turning himself in to deputies at the scene. A company statement says the suspect and the victim knew each other outside the workplace.

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