Blount County deputies identify Locust Fork homicide victim - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Blount County deputies identify Locust Fork homicide victim

Authorities on scene. Source: Vanessa Araiza/WBRC Authorities on scene. Source: Vanessa Araiza/WBRC
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BLOUNT COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

The Blount County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide after one person was found dead in a home in the 1600 block of Tawbush Road.

Deputies say a 34-year-old Ayatollah Muhommad of Center Point was found dead inside of a bedroom in the home, suffering from a single gunshot wound.

The juvenile is being called a person of interest in the case. He hasn't been charged, but has has obtained a lawyer, family friend Brett King.

King says the 14-year-old lives with his mother and sister at a home in the Locust Fork community. He said the boy's mom had been in a romantic relationship with the victim.

"There was domestic violence involved. There has been a history of domestic history between the deceased and the mother of my client," said King said.

Captain Thomas says this could possibly be a case of self defense, but until they have all of the pieces they are investigating the man's death as a homicide.

"It could possibly be self-defense. We've got to put all the pieces together and look at it and see what we've got. But right now it is just too early to say," Blount County Sheriff's Office Captain Pat Thomas said.

Investigators say there were two calls made to authorities from the home on Wednesday. Thomas said the first call was about a domestic situation.

Then, around 3 p.m., a second call was made to report a shooting.

 

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