One dead, another injured in Birmingham shooting

One dead, another hurt in Birmingham shooting
Published: Jun. 9, 2023 at 5:20 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2023 at 6:52 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: The Birmingham Police Department says a shooting that took the life of 42-year-old Demetrius Duante Harris has been ruled justifiable.

Investigators presented their information to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office for review. They ruled the actions justifiable.

ORIGINAL: A shooting late Thursday night in north Birmingham has left one person dead and another injured.

At around 11:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the the 1600 block of 18th Place North.

They found an unresponsive man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Demetrius Duante Harris. He was 42.

18th Place North
Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard

Meanwhile, officers were also dispatched to a gas station on Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North on reports of a person shot. That victim, also an adult male, was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police believe the Harris and the other victim were involved in an argument at a party on 18th Place North that led to the them exchanging gunfire. It is believed the two men know each other.

18th Place North Homicide Investigation Press Conference

Detectives are speaking to witnesses and asking that if anyone has information about the shooting to contact the Birmingham Police Department.

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