BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department is on the scene of a homicide investigation after a 17-year-old male died Saturday.
According to BPD Assistant Public Information Officer Truman Fitzgerald, officers were dispatched to Magnolia Court Apartments at 4:10 p.m. Saturday on report of a person shot. Officers observed Kamaree Phillips lying outside of a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene. Phillips was moved to a nearby hospital in hopes he would be transferred to UAB Hospital but died.
Fitzgerald said the preliminary investigation revealed the victim was in the apartment complex’s parking lot when an unknown suspect fired shots at him. The suspect fled the scene and is not in custody. Fitzgerald said the BPD will provide updates on the case as they become available.
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