At approximately 7:00 PM last night, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Town and Country Circle in East Jefferson County, on a report of a male who had been shot. The victim was transported by ambulance to UAB Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
According to reports, the victim and the suspect had been involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical. During the physical altercation, the suspect fired a single shot, striking the 31-year-old, male victim. The suspect then called 911 and remained at the scene until deputies arrived.
The suspect, 21-year-old Eslam Mohamed Zaki, was arrested and placed in the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham. He is being charged with Murder. His charge has no bond.