Homicide Investigation Update

Publish Date: January 3, 2019
Written by: Joni Money
Categories: News | Shooting | Update

Birmingham, AL 01/03/2019

On Monday, December 31, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies began an investigation into a shooting in the McDonald’s Chapel area where two people were injured. One of the injured, 18-year-old Censere Calhoun, died at an area hospital as a result of the shooting.

Initial reports were that two men had been shooting at each other on the parking lot of a convenience store located at McDonald’s Chapel Road and Birmingport Road. Both men suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to UAB Hospital by private vehicles. Calhoun passed away at the hospital. The second man remains hospitalized but is expected to survive.

Detectives learned that Calhoun and the other man had an ongoing feud. The two had been in a confrontation a day earlier.

On Monday, Calhoun located the other man at the convenience store on Birmingport Road. He approached the man as he was sitting in his car and pointed a gun at him. Calhoun demanded his “stuff” back and shot the other man. After being shot the man got out of his car and returned fire at Calhoun.

Once the investigation is completed, it will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office to determine what, if any, charges will result.


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