Authorities release identity of 16-year-old boy shot and killed in Leeds

Published: Aug. 31, 2022 at 8:26 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2022 at 12:09 PM CDT
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LEEDS, Ala. (WBRC) - Authorities with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department are investigating after a teenager was shot and killed in Leeds on August 31, 2022.

Authorities say around 6:15 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 400 block of Alexander Road. Deputies arrived on the scene to find a 16-year-old boy shot and killed.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 16-year-old Cameron Paul Daffron from Leeds.

The responding deputies and emergency medical personnel said they attempted lifesaving measures, but were unsuccessful.

Authorities do not believe this shooting was random, and say witness statements are helping.

Investigators from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and are investigating the incident as a homicide.

No suspects are in custody. Deputies said preliminary findings suggest Daffron knew the suspect.

Sheriff John Samaniego encourages anyone with information to please contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 205-670-6000. You can also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777, or on their website at www.crimestoppersmetroal.com.

Sheriff Samaniego said, “Any loss of life is felt throughout our community, but for such a young man to fall victim to senseless violence is a tragedy deeply felt by all of us. Our investigators are working around the clock to make sure this case receives the attention it deserves and the offenders are brought to justice.”

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