UPDATE: Deputies said Forestdale mother accidentally shot, killed by 12-year-old son

Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 10:44 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 5:05 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigating a woman’s in the 2400 block of Fremont Avenue, now says her shooting death was an accident.

Officers were called to the location around 12:10 a.m. on Saturday, August 6.

Deputies said they found 29-year-old Ayobiyi Cook dead on the scene.

After investigation, sheriff’s detectives were able to determine the victim’s 12-year-old son unintentionally discharged a firearm striking his mother, causing her death.

Deputies said the child originally fabricated a story that detectives determined was not possible. The child eventually gave a true account of what happened. Evidence on the scene supports the shooting was unintentional and the offense will be addressed through the Family Court system.

Deputies said the family has been cooperative throughout the process and the child will remain with them.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said, “This offense is a tragedy for the Cook family and the entire community.”

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