Shelby County inmate wanted for capital murder in Birmingham shooting



BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (7/23): The Birmingham Police Department has issued a capital murder warrant for a man currently being held at the Shelby County Jail for an unrelated drug crime.

According to BPD, 29-year-old Ronald LaVance Steen is accused of shooting and killing 23-year-old Antonio Jackson on July 15 in the Southtown housing community.

Steen is currently being held at the Shelby County Jail on a trafficking a controlled substance charge. He will be transferred to the Jefferson County Jail upon the completion of his pending case, BPD says.

ORIGINAL (7/16): The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened at the Southtown housing community Wednesday night.

At approximately 6:37 p.m., officers with the department’s South precinct responded to a shooting in the 2300 block of 9th Avenue South, where they found Antonio Jackson, 23, lying on the floor from a gunshot wound. Jackson was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital.

“The preliminary investigation indicates that an unknown suspect shot the victim and he collapsed near the front door,” a release from the BPD stated. “The suspect fled the scene.”

No motive has been established and there are no suspects in custody.

Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to call the BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.


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