BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Police are investigating after one person was killed and another injured in a shooting in the parking lot of Roebuck Shopping Center in the 9100 block of Parkway East, Friday afternoon.
BPD officers say they arrived at the scene around 3:47 p.m. in response to a person shot.
One victim was transported to St. Vincent’s East with unknown injuries. A second victim, who has been identified as 25-year-old Lazonathan John Rhodes, was taken to UAB where he was pronounced dead.
After a preliminary investigation, officers learned that a fight broke out among a group of people. The fight escalated and several rounds of gunfire were exchanged.
Police say multiple vehicles were struck during the incident.
On April 13, Birmingham Police Detectives presented information on the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of 18-year-old Ja’marcus Jordan for murder.
Police say on April 16, Jordan was arrested at a residence in McCalla during the execution of a search warrant. Jordan was arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Jail. He is being held on a $250,000 bond.
During the search warrant five guns were seized along with narcotics, which has prompted further investigation, according to police.