Man killed, woman injured in shooting at apartment complex, a child was nearby

Deputies say this was an attempted robbery

Deadly shooting in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Fairfield that killed a man and injured a woman.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m.

On Wednesday morning, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said the man, identified as 22-year-old Devon Darien Johnson died at UAB Hospital.

Deputies believe the shooting is the result of an attempted robbery, as detectives located a paper bag containing cash near where the male victim was shot. Witnesses state that a black male, wearing all black clothing, came from behind the apartments shooting at the male victim.

The 24-year-old female victim was getting her child from her vehicle and was struck by gunfire. It is not believed that she was the target of the shooting. No word on her condition.

Thankfully, the child is uninjured.

Should anyone have information on the suspect in this shooting, please contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-5900 or you may call Crime Stoppers at 205-325-7777.

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