The man who reportedly shot his girlfriend – then shot and killed himself Wednesday in Calhoun County – was out on parole.
34 year old Johnny Austin Evans had been convicted of manslaughter in 1998 in connection with the shooting death of Christopher Jackson back in 1996.
Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Matthew Wade, said it’s believed that Evans shot his girlfriend, 22 year old Kim Truong, twice before shooting himself; she was taken to Regional Hospital and then transferred to UAB in Birmingham where her condition is unknown.
According to the Anniston Star – Evans was found dead in the backyard of the home on Council Avenue in Hobson City, on Wednesday, after suffering a single gunshot wound to the head.
According to on-line records – Evans had originally been charged with murder in the death of 34 year old Christopher Jackson. Jackson was shot twice in his back shoulder at his mother’s home on Martin Luther King Drive in Hobson City in September of 1996.
Evans was convicted of manslaughter two years later and according to the Alabama Department of Corrections, was released from prison on parole January 7th of 2010; his sentence was to have ended in 2015.
Investigators say that a motive for the shooting of Truong has yet to be determined – and the case remains under investigation.