Victim, suspect identified in deadly shooting on Shawnee Lane


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Update (10/29): The Birmingham Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting on Shawnee Lane Sunday night that left one man dead.

Gjamal Antonio Rodriqcus, 27, was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital after he was discovered with another victim suffering from gunshot wounds.

Rodriqcus is a sibling of Carolina Panthers’ linebacker Mario Addison. The former Troy Trojan made an Instagram post in honor of Rodriqcus.

BPD has arrested and charged 22-year-old Darius Frazier with capital murder as well as attempted murder.

Investigators say the shooting occurred after a heated argument. The second victim is expected to survive her injuries.

Frazier is in custody at the Birmingham County Jail and will be transported to the Jefferson County Jail.

Original (10/28): Sunday at 7:15 p.m. on the 100 block of Shawnee Lane, Birmingham East Precinct Police respond to a call of an altercation.

When they arrived, officers found two victims inside a vehicle suffering gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to UAB hospital by Birmingham Fire and Rescue for treatment.

Detectives were later notified one of the victims succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead by hospital staff.

There are no suspects in custody. The identity of the deceased victim has not been released at this time.

If anyone has information related to the case, they are encouraged to contact the Birmingham Police Department Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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