Dispute Over Broken Chain Results in Death

Publish Date: September 16, 2021
Written by: Joni Money
Categories: News

At approximately 2:15 AM on Sunday, September 12, 2021, Jefferson County Deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of 18th Avenue Northwest to investigate a report of shots being fired.  Upon arrival, deputies were met by multiple people who advised that 31-year-old, Maurice Carter had come to this location and started an altercation.  He was angry about a necklace that had been broken earlier in the evening during an altercation.  Carter began arguing and produced a firearm.  He raised the handgun at one of the people at this location.  That person was able to back away from Carter with his hands up and retrieve a shotgun.  He fired one time striking Carter.  Carter then fled around the side of the home where responding deputies located him.  Deputies took measures to save Carter’s life until medical personnel arrived on scene.  Carter was transported to UAB hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

After presenting the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, it has been determined that the shooting of Maurice Carter was in self-defense and that there will be no charges pursued.

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