Man killed in Birmingham shooting that injured 3-year-old identified

Crime
68th street shooting

(CBS 42)

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (10/20): The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified a man who was killed in a shooting Tuesday morning.

Roderick Tavares Chester Jr., 24, was shot during a reported assault, according to JCMEO. It is being investigated as a homicide. No suspects are in custody at this time.

A 3-year-old child was also injured during the incident. Authorities say they were hit by debris. Their condition has not yet been released.

Authorities believe the shooting may have stemmed from an argument that turned violent.

Within minutes of the shooting, police say that the Birmingham Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center identified a person of interest. They say that the investigation is ongoing and that formal charges are pending. The suspect has not been taken into custody at this time.

ORIGINAL (10/19): Two people, including a 3-year-old child, were taken to the hospital Tuesday after being injured by debris in a shooting in Birmingham.

According to the Birmingham Police Department, officers were called the area around Kimberly Avenue and 68th Street on reports of a shooting. The child was taken to Children’s of Alabama while a man was taken to UAB Hospital.

A woman was questioned by police at the scene, but no charges or arrests have been announced.

Stay with CBS 42 as this story develops.

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