Al Sharpton’s half-brother charged with capital murder in Alabama shooting

The Rev. Al Sharpton, left, seen with Kenneth Glasgow, because they have holiday meals on Thanksgiving Day in 2006, in Dothan, Ala.

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Al Sharpton’s half-brother was arrested and charged with capital murder after a 23-year-old woman was shot dead in Alabama in a dispute over a car, authorities said Monday.

The Dothan Police Department says in a news release that Kenneth Glasgow, 52, was arrested along with Jaime Townes, 26, after a 23-year-old Breunia Jennings, of Dothan was found dead in a wrecked car around 10:50 a.m. on Sunday.

Jennings’ death came only a day after the Glasgow homeless people and service to the community, Ordinary People in the Society, participated in the national March For Our Lives, who lobbied for gun control and against gun violence.

In a press conference on Monday, police said that they believe that Townes was upset with Jennings, because he believed that they stole his car, according to The Dothan Eagle.

Kenneth Glasgow was arrested and charged with capital murder after a deadly shooting rampage in Alabama on Sunday.

(Dothan Police)

“Instead of him the notice of the law enforcement, he took matters into his own hands and jumped into the Lord Glasgow vehicle to find Breunia Jennings,” Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish told reporters at the press conference.

Jennings, “suffered a gunshot wound to the head,” according to Parrish, who added a number of rounds were fired by Townes at the vehicle she was driving.

“I want the family of Breunia Jennings to know that our thoughts and prayers go out to them during this time,” he said.

Jaime Townes is believed to have opened fire on 23-year-old Breunia Jennings.

(Dothan Police)

The authorities said several people are believed to have been in the car at the time, and more arrests may occur.

In an appearance before the court on Tuesday, Glasgow repeatedly asked that the capital murder indictment against him, The Dothan Eagle reported.

“I don’t know why I am facing capital murder charges,” Glasgow mentioned. “I’m not responsible for what someone else is doing. He asked me for a ride with him in search of his car.”


A judge told Glasgow that he needed to stop making comments until he could speak with a lawyer, and that because the indictment against him, he is not eligible for bail.

According to Alabama law, a murder committed by or through the use of a deadly weapon while the victim is in a vehicle is considered a capital crime, according to the Eagle. A person believed to have helped or supported a crime is also liable for the underlying crime, according to the state of the complicity statue, the newspaper.

The 52-year-old is involved in social movements since his release from prison after a drug conviction in the 1980s, according to the Eagle.

Glasgow has referred to himself as Rev. Kenny Sharpton Glasgow, on several occasions, and is the half-brother of the Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network. The two were pictured together in 2006, the supply of meals to the poor on Thanksgiving, in an Associated Press photo.

He is also pictured in another photo with 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Kenneth Glasgow, right, is seen with the former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The 52-year-old is set to appear again in court on 6 April, when a judge will determine whether there is enough evidence to send the charges to a grand jury for possible indictment, according to the Eagle.

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