Suspect arrested in connection to deadly shooting in Princeton neighborhood


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (12/20/19): Suspect Cornelius Xavier Daniels, 36, of Birmingham has been arrested in connection to the murder of 34-year-old Clasco Cartez Johnson.

Birmingham police report that Daniels is connected to a homicide that took place Sunday morning on Dec. 8, 2019. Investigators learned that the victim, Johnson, became involved with Daniels in an argument at a convenience store that escalated to a shooting.

Johnson was injured, transported by private vehicle for treatment, but later died.

Daniels is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.

UPDATE (12/9/19): Birmingham police report a victim has been identified in connection to Sunday’s homicide at 2nd Court West and 12th Street.

The victim has been identified to be 34-year-old Clasco Cartez Johnson of Birmingham, Alabama.

At 11:40 a.m. Sunday, west precinct officers responded to a call of a person shot at 2nd Court West and 12th Street. When officers arrived, they discovered Johnson and transported him to Princeton Hospital by private vehicle for treatment.

Investigators later received information that Johnson had succumbed to his injury and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff.

There no suspects in custody.

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

Birmingham police are investigating a shooting that left one victim dead late Sunday morning.

Around 11:40 a.m. Birmingham police officers from the West Precinct responded to a shooting at 2nd Court West and 12th Street West. Once officers arrived, the victim was already transported to Princeton Hospital by a private vehicle for treatment, police report.

Investigators later discovered that the victim died due to the injury.

At this time there are no suspects in custody.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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