Birmingham PD: 21-year-old shot, killed after pulling a gun during a disagreement

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Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 6:03 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - One man is dead after a shootout in a Birmingham neighborhood Wednesday night.

According to Birmingham Police and the Jefferson County Coroner, 21-year-old Ahmad Rash Cockrell was shot and killed after an argument in the 900 block of 44th Place N, at the Morton Simpson Housing Community.

Police investigation indicates the argument began when the suspect told Cockrell that it was time for him to leave the apartment. Angry, Cockrell began shooting inside the apartment and shot the suspect in the leg. The suspect was reportedly able to retrieve a rifle and returned fire.

BPD responded to the scene at about 9:35 p.m. after ShotSpotter identified 8 rounds fired in the area and a 911 call was placed.

After police arrived, the suspect was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Cockrell was lying on the ground outside and pronounced dead at the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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