1 killed at Birmingham apartment, police searching for suspects

File photo of police tape. (CBS42/Kerry Robinson)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The 39-year-old male victim has been identified as Corey Dekel Merrida.

ORIGINAL: According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to investigate a report of a person shot at an apartment in the 1800 block of Center Brook Lane just after 1 a.m.

Deputies arrived to find a 39-year-old male victim dead on the scene.

Deputies say that it appeared the was victim was confronted outside the back of his apartment, where he was shot and killed by possibly more than one suspect. The shooter or shooters fled the area in a black car and a white car of an unknown make and model.

Deputies believe the victim knew the suspects and was targeted specifically.

If you have any information, call the Sheriff’s Office at 325-1450 or Crimestoppers at 254-7777.

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