Posted on September 1, 2020

Alabama Pedestrian Shot, Killed Supposedly for Crossing Street Too Slowly

Peter Aitken, Fox News, August 31, 2020

Jeremiah Wesley Penn (L) and Johnarian Travez Allen (R)

Jeremiah Wesley Penn (L) and Johnarian Travez Allen (R). [Credit Image: Union Springs Police Department via Fox News)

An Alabama man was shot and killed apparently for walking too slowly, according to local reports.

Johnarian Travez Allen was shot eight times on Thursday evening in Union Springs, a small town some 45 miles outside of Montgomery, WSFA 12 reported.

Jeremiah Wesley Penn claimed he shot Allen because the 29-year-old was taking too long to cross the street, according to Union Springs Police Chief Danny Jackson.

Penn is being held on a capital murder charge in the Bullock County jail.