2 arrested for murder, attempted murder after shooting at store in East Birmingham

Published: Sep. 4, 2021 at 5:25 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2021 at 1:17 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Birmingham Police Department says detectives obtained warrants for two arrests made in connection to the murder of 21-year-old Cornelius Ja’Shawn Hilliard.

Police say 19-year-old Jureil Dowdell, of Birmingham, was arrested for murder and attempted murder.

Jureil Dowdell.
Jureil Dowdell.(Source: Birmingham Police)

A 17-year-old juvenile male was also arrested for murder.

Police say both suspects were arrested after a brief pursuit with East Precinct patrol officers. They both are being held in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.

Authorities say the shooting investigation of Reginald Curtis Crawford Jr. is still under review by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

Birmingham Police are currently investigating after two people were killed and two others were injured in a shooting inside a store in East Birmingham.

Authorities tell us this happened in the 9100 block of Parkway East shortly after 4 p.m. at Roebuck Shopping Center. Officers found two men shot in the Superior for Men store. They died on the scene.

The deceased victims have been identified as 26-year-old Reginald Curtis Crawford Jr and 21-year-old Cornelius Ja’Shawn Hilliard. The other two victims were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police believe that an argument inside of the store led to the shooting. After officers tried to execute a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle, they were then led on a chase, which ended with a crash near Tarrant Huffman Road at Linthicum Street.

Police took three people in custody in the shooting, but were still looking for another suspect, described as a Black man with brown complexion wearing a white shirt with a black emblem on the back, black pants and black shoes.

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