UPDATE: 2 juveniles arrested in shooting death of 16-year-old in Leeds

Published: Sep. 1, 2022 at 6:50 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2022 at 4:09 PM CDT
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LEEDS, Ala. (WBRC) - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of two juvenile boys in the shooting death of 16-year-old Cameron Paul Daffron earlier this week.

Due to current Alabama laws relating to juveniles charged as adults, identifying suspect/offender information cannot be released by law enforcement. Both juvenile males from outside Shelby County are currently being held in the Shelby County Jail, each on a $280,000 total bond.

Daffron was shot and killed on Wednesday, August 31. The sheriff’s office says that night around 6:15 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 400 block of Alexander Road. They arrived on the scene to find a 16-year-old boy shot and killed.

Shelby County Sheriff’s detectives aren’t saying much about this case. Right now, there are no suspects in custody, but detectives say evidence suggests the victim knew the suspect and they are currently investigating the incident as a homicide.

There are still a lot of questions.

Detectives said they have been working all throughout the night and early morning tracking down leads and gathering evidence and teaming up with local law enforcement outside of Shelby County to put the pieces together.

Clay Hammac, operations commander for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said they are making progress and hope to have more information within the next couple of days.

“This is incredibly unusual for Shelby County, for us to experience a crime like this, we do have experience in working these type cases tragically, but fortunately not too much experience because this is a rather peaceful area,” Hammac said. “Whenever an incident like this happens in unincorporated Shelby County, it truly is all hands-on deck. From our partnership at the courthouse, to the District Attorney’s Office, and our partnering law enforcement agencies as well.”

Deputies say they will give us more information as they find out more.

The Sheriff’s Office is encouraging anyone with information to please contact them at 205-670-6000 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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