Former Alabama cop who allegedly murdered estranged wife in parking lot had shot her in the arm earlier
According to the police, he drove her to the Mountain Brook Athletic Complex parking lot and shot her several times and hit her on the back and the head. He surrendered and was charged with capital murder
A former cop has turned himself in after his estranged wife was found shot dead in a parking lot in Alabama.
The 45-year-old Jason Bragg McIntosh walked up to 31-year-old Megan Montgomery at an oyster bar on Saturday, November 30, where she was hanging out with her friends.
He put his hand on the back of her neck and said, "That's my wife, she's going with me," according to a witness. The couple was known to have had a turbulent past and she had a restraining order against him, unknown to her new friends at the bar.
After Jason made the announcement, Megan is said to have agreed and walked out with him without a scene. Security footage showed them exiting with the man holding her shoulder.
According to the police, he drove her to the Mountain Brook Athletic Complex parking lot and shot her several times and hit her on the back and the head. He surrendered on Monday and was charged with capital murder, according to a AL.com report.
His attorney Tommy Spina said, "I coordinated the surrender of my client with Mountain Brook Police Department as soon as we became aware that he was a suspect in this case," Spina told the news outlet.
McIntosh was with the Hoover Police Department but resigned earlier this year. The woman, who has been described as bright and compassionate by family members, was found dead in the parking lot on Sunday, December 1.
The couple had tied the knot in 2018 before separating a year later, on the same day that the Hoover police responded to a shooting in their home. Megan had been shot in her arm.
Jason called emergency responders and said that they had had a fight over a handgun and it had gone off. He was then placed on leave but resigned. She did not press charges.
She filed for a restraining order against him afterward and then filed for divorce in May. The case is still active, the news outlet reported. In May, Jason was taken in by the police on another domestic violence charge.