Birmingham, AL 05/10/2016
On April 28, 2016 twenty-three year old Jasmine Lashenay Nixon of Birmingham was shot as she attempted to force her way into a home in the 500 block of 16th Terrace NW in Center Point. She was transported an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The investigation indicated that Nixon went to the home along with six other people, one armed with a taser to confront a seventeen year old that lived at the address about an altercation that occurred earlier in the day between him and Nixon’s younger sister. Nixon knocked on the door and, when the teen’s mother opened it, she pushed her way inside. The mother was knocked to the floor and called for help. Her husband fired one shot from a handgun striking and fatally injuring Nixon.
On May 9, 2016 Sheriff’s detectives presented the findings of the investigation to the District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case ruled that no charges will be filed.
Chief Deputy Randy Christian: “It is sad day anytime there is a loss of life and we are sorry for the family that lost a loved one. This incident should have ended with the altercation between the two teenagers. When someone forces their way into your home, especially with bad intentions you have a right to protect yourself. The law supports that and that is the case here.”