BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A 14-year-old was killed and another person was injured in a shooting in north Eastlake Wednesday morning.
According to Truman Fitzgerald with the Birmingham Police Department, East Precinct officers were dispatched to the 500 block of 80th Street and 5th Avenue North after receiving a SpotShotter alert shortly after 8:00 a.m.
Upon arrival, officers found an SUV that had crashed into a utility pole with at least six people inside, including three children. Two people inside the vehicle were shot.
The Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service arrived and pronounced the teenage victim, later identified by BPD as Moriah Quib-Marquez, dead at the scene.
BFRS transported an adult female to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries. According to Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, the adult woman is Marquez’s mother.
BPD detectives canvassed the North Eastlake community and developed a lead on a possible suspect. East Precinct Task Force officers located the suspect, who is an adult male, and arrested him.
The suspect is currently in the Birmingham City Jail on a 48-Hour felony extension for capital murder. The suspect will remain unidentified until a formal arrest warrant is issued.
Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact the BPD at 205-254-1764.
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