Man fatally shot at gas station on Oporto Madrid Blvd

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE Monday, Nov. 4: 

The man killed in a shooting at the Texaco on Oporto-Madrid Blvd  in Birmingham Friday afternoon has been identified by the coroner as 35-year-old Rodney Lee Williams of Center Point.

Birmingham Police say Williams entered the store to purchase some items and got into an argument with a store employee. According to investigators, witnesses reported Williams pulled a gun on the store clerk, then was maced in the face by another employee. Police say Williams brandished the gun again, then was shot by the employee.

Williams ran outside the store after he was shot then collapsed in the roadway. He was shot multiple times in the abdomen.

“Based on information our investigators have, we believe the shooting will be ruled justifiable,” Sgt. Bryan Shelton told CBS 42. “The ultimate decision falls to the District Attorney’s office. We have to make better decisions, even knowing when to walk away. Truly unfortunate.”

Police are on the scene of a fatal shooting at a gas station at 421 Oporto Madrid Blvd.

Birmingham police tell CBS 42 a man was shot after an argument inside the store with an employee. He was shot in the chest and died from his injuries.

The store employee was taken in for questioning.

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