Law enforcement near Bessemer, Alabama say that they've made an arrest in a fatal shooting which occurred Friday Night in Eastern Valley.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, they responded to an emergency 911 call shortly after 7:30 PM to a report of a shooting.
Once they arrived at the residence on the 1100 block of Hudson Avenue in Bessemer, authorities found 66-year-old Janice Hopkins Stamps suffering from a gunshot wound.
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Emergency medical responders transported Stamps to a nearby hospital, but despite their best efforts to save her, AL.com reports that she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.
Sheriff's Deputies interviewed her brother, 62-year-old Thomas "Tommy" Hopkins, who said that he pulled a handgun during an argument between them.
According to Hopkins his sister repeatedly continued to scream in his face at which point he shot her, prior to making the emergency 911 call.
Hopkins was then arrested and charged with murder, before being transported to the Jefferson County Jail where he remains on a $75,000.00 bond.
“I can't think of too much that's sadder than a brother killing his sister the day after Thanksgiving. It just doesn't make sense,” said Chief Deputy Randy Christian. “God be with this family.”
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