31-year-old man dies following shooting in Center Point, shooting ruled self-defense

Published: Sep. 13, 2021 at 10:14 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2021 at 2:42 PM CDT
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - The Jefferson County coroner said a 31-year-old man died following a shooting early Saturday morning in Center Point.

The coroner said Maurice Dewayne Carter was shot during an assault in the 200 block of 18th Avenue NW before 2:30 a.m.

Carter died at UAB Hospital.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of 18th Avenue Northwest to investigate a report of shots being fired. Upon arrival, deputies were met by multiple people who said Carter had come to the location and started an altercation. Witnesses said he was angry about a necklace that had been broken earlier in the evening during an altercation. Deputies said Carter began arguing and produced a firearm. He raised the handgun at one of the people at this location. That person was able to back away from Carter with his hands up and retrieve a shotgun. Deputies said the person fired one time striking Carter. Carter then fled around the side of the home where responding deputies located him. Deputies took measures to save Carter’s life until medical personnel arrived on scene. Carter was transported to UAB hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

After presenting the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, investigators said it was determined that the shooting of Maurice Carter was in self-defense and that there will be no charges pursued.

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