A 28-year-old man has been indicted in the June shooting at an east Birmingham gas station that killed two men, injured a third and narrowly missed a 1-year-old boy.
A Jefferson County grand jury indicted Antonio Shaw on two counts of capital murder in the slayings of Rikki D’Unri Christopher Bynum, 27, and 25-year-old Joseph Demetrice Robinson. He is indicted on attempted murder in the wounding of Corey Lamont Glover Jr., and for shooting at the 1-year-old boy – Joseph Robinson Jr. – who was not injured.
The indictments were issued Oct. 22, and made public Wednesday.
Shaw has been held without bond since his arrest.
At the time of the June 5 shooting, Shaw was out on bond and awaiting trial on two counts of second-degree assault and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle or building in connecting with a 2018 shooting that wounded a man and a woman. His bond on those charges was revoked follow the June killings.
The June shooting happened about 9 p.m. that Saturday at the Circle K near Roebuck Plaza.
The victims were in a vehicle together at the store. An East Precinct officer was on patrol in the 200 block of Roebuck Plaza Drive when multiple shots rang out in the parking lot of the Circle K. The patrol officer put out an emergency call requesting all available help.
Officers from the nearby precinct descended on the parking lot. They arrived to find the wounded victims.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service responded with three transport trucks, but only Glover survived. Bynum and Robinson, longtime friends, were pronounced dead on the scene.
One of the victims took Robinson’s baby to safety, handing him off to a store clerk.
Shaw was captured a short distance from the gas station after a witness on the scene was able to give a description of a suspect who had run away on foot. A lookout bulletin was issued, and police quickly spotted Shaw in the 9100 block of Parkway East near Pizza Hut. He was taken into custody without incident. A weapon was recovered.
The shooting was captured on surveillance video, and it is believed to have stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the suspect and one of the victims. Authorities have not released additional details about a motive.
Shaw is set to go to trial on the 2018 cases in December. A trial date has not been set on the capital murder charges.