At approximately 10:00 PM on Saturday, February 27, 2021, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the A & A Convenience Store at 1100 Centerpoint Parkway to investigate reports of a person shot. Once on the scene, deputies encountered a 30 year old, black male who had sustained a single gunshot wound.
According to witnesses, the victim and a black male suspect argued inside the store. The suspect pulled a handgun and pointed it at the victim. The two began to fight. During the fight, the suspect fired a shot at the victim, hitting him. The suspect then fled the scene in a white van.
When deputies arrived on scene, the victim was still breathing. Deputies took measures to save the victim’s life until he could be transported to UAB Hospital. The victim was later pronounced dead at UAB.
Additional details on the suspect will be released as detectives further develop current leads. If you have any information on this shooting, please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450.