UPDATE: Baby girl who died from gunshot wound identified

Baby’s mother is a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy
Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 5:08 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2021 at 5:26 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Police confirmed an 11-month-old girl has died from a gunshot wound after what officers are calling some type of altercation or domestic disturbance at a home on Carson Road.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the baby as Raylee Allen.

Officers said the mother answered the door holding her baby. She told them her child was deceased.

Investigators confirmed the mother is a Jefferson County deputy.

The mother and father have both been detained. Officers confiscated at least two weapons from the residence.

Officers said another child was at home at the time. Investigators said the details of what exactly happened in the home before the shooting are unclear.

It happened in the 1800 block of Carson Road around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Sgt. Money sent this statement on behalf of the Jefferson Co. Sheriffs Dept. “We are completely saddened by the loss of this precious child. At this time, our goal is to provide support to one of our own in dealing with that tremendous loss. "

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