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Birmingham 16-year-old charged as adult in 3 killings

Published: Jun. 21, 2016 at 4:44 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2016 at 7:25 PM CDT
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Kenneth Davidson and Shundria Peoples were found shot to death in a car in Woodland Park in the...
Kenneth Davidson and Shundria Peoples were found shot to death in a car in Woodland Park in the 1300 block of McMillon Avenue SW on Oct. 23. Source: Melanie Posey/WBRC
Kenneth Davidson and Shundria Peoples were found shot to death in a car in Woodland Park in the...
Kenneth Davidson and Shundria Peoples were found shot to death in a car in Woodland Park in the 1300 block of McMillon Avenue SW on Oct. 23. Source: Melanie Posey/WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A Birmingham 16-year-old faces capital murder charges after three deadly shootings last year.

Khalief Marquise Spencer was actually 15 at the time of the killings in October and November 2015.

The first killing on Oct. 23 left Kenneth Davidson, 34, and Shundria Peoples, 26, dead. They were found dead in a car that was still running at Woodland Park on McMillon Avenue Southwest.

Police said it didn't appear that anything was taken from the car or the couple, and they believe they may have been ambushed.

"It appears to be that it was maybe more sudden or the individuals may have been surprised or something like that," BPD Lt. Sean Edwards said.

Officers said Spencer also killed Tramone Mitchell, 22, on Nov. 14.

Police found Mitchell suffering from a gunshot wound while sitting in the driver's seat of a car at an apartment complex on Cotton Avenue SW. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

"This 15-year-old actually took these adults' lives as if he was swatting a mosquito or something out of the air. He has definitely distinguished himself as a killer," Edwards said during a news conference about the case.

Birmingham police announced the arrest in November, but Spencer wasn't identified or charged as an adult until Monday, when a grand jury handed down indictments against him.

"It is a sad day when a 15-year-old commits this level of violence at such a young age," Edwards said in a previous update on the homicide investigations.

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