Man charged in Tuscumbia murder being extradited to Colbert Co.

Man charged in Tuscumbia murder being extradited to Colbert Co.
Ki-Jana Ray Freeman (Source: Family)

TUSCUMBIA, AL (WAFF) - The Tuscumbia Police Department held a press conference Monday to announce the arrest of three people for the murder of Ki-Jana Ray "KJ" Freeman.

Thomas Charles Hubbard, 31, Peter Gerold Capote,22, and Benjamin Owen Young, 28, have all been charged with capital murder.

All three were in the vehicle when the murder took place.

Freeman was sitting in a car outside Spring Creek Apartments when he was shot.

A 17-year-old male was also injured in the shooting.

Young was arrested on Friday night after leading police on a high-speed chase into Lawrence County, Tennessee.

Young is being held at the Lawrence County Detention Center for charges in Tennessee including aggravated assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment, and evading arrest.

Wednesday Young signed extradition papers and will be brought back to Colbert County sometime within the next week.

Hubbard and Capote are being held at the Colbert County Jail on no bond.

All three men arrested have an extensive criminal history.

Officers are working to gather the weapons that were used. It is still considered an active investigation. Over 26 people were interviewed on Friday night.

"We want to thank God for his guidance for everyone involved in the investigation. Please keep us in your prayers," said Leslie Dobbs, Freeman's mother.

Freeman's father was at her side while she spoke to the media.

The funeral arrangements for Freeman have been made. Visitation with the family will be Monday 6-8 p.m. at Thompson and Son Funeral Home in Tuscumbia.

The burial will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.

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