Reckless murder case stemming from shooting during Fourth of July celebration filed in Circuit Court

Authorities in Baldwin County last week filed a reckless murder charge in Circuit Court against a Fairhope man accused in a deadly shooting that occurred during an Independence Day celebration.

The charge against Benjamin Kirby Blackmon, 25, was filed Thursday and his arraignment has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 16, records show.

Fairhope police found Thomas “T.J.” Perkins of Frisco City shot in the head on Young Street in Fairhope on July 5 following a fight.

Reckless murder case stemming from shooting during Fourth of July celebration filed in Circuit Court