BPD: Man shot and killed in home identified, incident believed to be domestic


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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The Birmingham Police Department have released the name of the man who was shot and killed Sunday

Jermaine Demarico Johnson, 48 of Birmingham, has been identified as the man who was shot and killed at a residence on Chase Lane Sunday night.

The suspect involved in this shooting remained on scene and was taken into custody.

ORIGINAL: The Birmingham Police Department reported that a man was shot and killed at a residence Sunday.

Just before 6 p.m., officers responded to a report of a person being shot. Upon arrival, they found a man unresponsive in the living-room of the house with a gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene and pronounced man dead.

The preliminary investigation suggests that a verbal argument took place prior to the victim being shot. The suspect remained on the scene and was taken into custody.

BPD suggests that the incident is likely domestic.

According to law enforcement, this was Birmingham’s 30th murder investigation of 2021.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the BPD at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

This is an ongoing investigation. Updates will be provided when more information is available.

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