BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — The Bessemer Police Department has released additional information regarding the incident that occurred in the 3200 block of Dartmouth Avenue.
Officers responded to a call of a male chasing a female with an assault rifle. Officers arrived at the scene around 7 p.m. James Cordell Delayne Maxwell of Bessemer was pronounced dead at the scene. He suffered a single gunshot wound to the head.
The female victim also suffered two gunshot wounds to the legs. She was transported to UAB Hosptial with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Sgt. Cortice Miles, officers believe Maxwell and the female victim were arguing over Maxwell’s child with the female’s sister. Maxwell retrieved an assault rifle from his vehicle and shot at the female victim. Officers believe she was holding an infant at the time of the shooting.
The female victim’s father then walked outside and fired one shot at Maxwell, killing him.
The father was detained by police for questioning and was released on Tuesday. The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office are reviewing the pending charges.
UPDATE TUESDAY APRIL 11: The Jefferson County Coroner has identified the person who was killed as 23-year-old James Cordell Delayne Maxwell of Bessemer. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:19 p.m.
MONDAY APRIL 10: One person has died, and another has been transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Bessemer, according to Sgt. Cortice Miles with Bessemer Police.
The shooting took place on the 3200 block of Dartmouth Avenue, according to police. At this time, there is no information on the identity of the suspect.
WIAT will bring you more details as they emerge.