Man arrested for capital murder following shooting on 74th Street in B’ham

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Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 8:25 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 27, 2023 at 3:48 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Police are conducting a homicide investigation after a man died from gunshot wounds early Monday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of 74th Street North in Birmingham around 12:30 a.m. on a report of a person down in the roadway.

Upon arrival, police found an unresponsive man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office confirmed 30-year-old Devarta Dedre Thomas was pronounced dead at 12:40 a.m. Monday.

Birmingham Police identified 25-year-old Jamarian Carpenter as the suspect. Carpenter was arrested for capital murder.

He is being held in the Jefferson County Jail without bond.

Jamarian Carpenter, 25.
Jamarian Carpenter, 25.(Source: Birmingham Police)

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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