1 killed, officer and 4 others hurt in Ensley shooting


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (8/13): The Birmingham Police Department has released the identity of a person killed in a shooting that also injured five others including an off-duty police officer.

Naquinton Brown, 40, was determined to be the slain victim.

No other information has been released at this time.

ORIGINAL (8/9): The Birmingham Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting and a homicide that occurred late Saturday night.

At 11:49 p.m., officers from West Precinct responded to reports of a person shot at the #1 Stunnas Motorsports Club located on 18th Street in Ensley.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found multiple people shot, police report. Six people sustained gunshot wounds and were transported to UAB Hospital. During the investigation, Birmingham police were later notified that one of the victims died from his injuries at the hospital. At this time, authorities have not released the victim’s name.

Authorities say one of the people hurt in the shooting was an off-duty Birmingham Police officer. The off-duty officer sustained nonlife-threatening injuries. The medical condition of the other four victims is unknown.

The preliminary investigation suggests an altercation occurred prior to shots being fired.

At this time in the investigation, there are no suspects in custody.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigations will lead the investigation. If you have any information to help investigators, contact Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777.


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