One killed in string of restaurant robberies in Alabama

A string of robberies at fast food restaurants west of Birmingham, Alabama Wednesday left one person dead, investigators said.

A gunman shot and killed 21-year-old Ashton Roberts at a Jack's restaurant in Pleasant Grove, the Jefferson County Coroner's Office reported. Roberts was the only diner inside the restaurant at the time.

Police detained 19-year-old Roderick King after the shooting, according to Fox 6. They said he'd stormed into the restaurant demanding money.

Investigators were also looking into armed robberies at a Burger King in nearby Fairfield and a Papa Murphy's in Hueytown, Fox 6 adds. Nobody was reported hurt at those two restaurants.

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