Shooting death of Birmingham man ruled justifiable

Shooting death of Birmingham man ruled justifiable
(Source: Gray News, file)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police say a person of interest is in custody after an early-morning homicide in Ensley.

Police say they received a call at 1:20 a.m. of a person with a gun in the 1500 block of 20th Place Ensley. Arriving officers discovered a man at the front door inside an apartment with a gunshot wound and unresponsive.

The man died at the scene. He has been identified as 29-year-old Christopher Shawn Vance.

Police say a preliminary investigation suggested the man was involved in a physical altercation prior to the shooting. The homicide appeared to be domestic.

Following the assessment of information on the case, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office ruled the actions justifiable.

This investigation has been reclassified as a justified death investigation.

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