Fatal shooting marks 100th killing this year in Alabama city

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP/WIAT) — A Sunday night shooting marked the 100th homicide this year in Alabama’s largest city.

A man was shot and killed in an apartment in Collegeville Sunday night. Police responded to the 3000 block of 29th Court North on a call of a male being shot and found 25-year-old Jahbrell Sturgeon dead on the floor of the apartment.

Al.com reports that another man was shot in the same incident. North Precinct Lt. Shelia Finney says another the second man was shot in the head, but his injury is not thought to be life-threatening.

Police are trying to determine what led to the shooting. No suspects are in custody.

Of the 100 homicides in Birmingham as of Sunday, at least five have been ruled justifiable and not criminal. In all of Jefferson County in 2017, there have been 154 homicides.


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