Birmingham Police released the name of the masked gunman that a had been shot and killed at a McDonald’s Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, Oct. 27. AL.com published a story about the incident on their site.
The incident happened on Oct. 27 at around 10:45 pm at a McDonald’s located on Lomb Ave. While a father and his two sons waited for the manager to unlock the door so that they could leave, the masked gunman burst through and opened fire.
The father returned fire killing the masked gunman. Birmingham Police Sgt. Bryan Shelton identified the masked gunman as 24-year-old Antonio Demond Sanders. Sanders had recently completed The Dannon Project, a program aimed at reducing recidivism, the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend.
Although Sanders had supposedly gone through the program with no issues, a judge had revoked his probation on Oct. 29 before authorities had identified him as the deceased shooter. Authorities didn’t say why the judge had revoked Sanders’ probation.
Both the father and a son, a 17-year-old, were shot in the incident. Both received medical care. Birmingham Police haven’t identified the father or son. Although all evidence will go to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for review, authorities do not believe that any charges will be filed.
Police are unsure if Sanders had gone to the McDonald’s to rob it, or if he had gone there to confront a specific person. The investigation remains open.
Sgt. Shelton said, “Right now it appears the victim made a decision that cost his life and the father made a decision that preserved his and his children’s life.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Birmingham police at 205-254-1764 or Crimes Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
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