A suspect has been charged in the February shooting at a Birmingham motorcycle club that killed a well-known musician and injured two women.
Ernando Daron Dorsey, 44, is charged with murder in the Feb. 26 shooting at Tru-Riders Motorcycle Club that killed 38-year-old Navari Deon Jones. He is also charged with aggravated assault in the wounding of two women, as well as third-degree domestic violence assault.
Dorsey was taken into custody in Calera by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail at 1:24 p.m. Friday. His bond is set at $1.623 million.
Birmingham police responded just before 1 a.m. that Saturday to a report of someone shot at the motorcycle club on Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard.
Officers arrived on the scene and found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to UAB Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
During the same time, said Officer Truman Fitzgerald said, a Birmingham officer was at police headquarters when the officer heard a car crash in the 1700 block of First Avenue North.
The officer went to investigate and found Jones suffering from a gunshot wound. His vehicle had struck two other parked vehicles.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service pronounced Jones dead on the scene. Friends said Jones was trying to get to the hospital when he wrecked.
Fitzgerald said investigators learned a second woman showed up at UAB Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Authorities said an altercation took place inside of the motorcycle club before the suspect fired shots. A motive has not been disclosed.
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Jones was a father of six and a well-known drummer. He played drums for the band Ampliphied Noiz and had an endorsement deal with Soultone Cymbals out of Los Angeles.
“He was full of life, and he wanted to live,’’ said Markeeta Hoskin, the mother of Jones’ only daughter, 7-year-old Kynnedi. “He wanted to live for his children and his mother. They were the top priorities to him.”
Jones was a member of the Sin City motorcycle club.
“He wasn’t that type of person. He was non-confrontational. He didn’t like to argue at all,’’ she said. “If you tried to start something with him, he would walk away. He said, ‘I’ve got kids, a decent job, I have a lot of things to live for so I’m not going to engage this.’’’