Police identify 5-year-old boy shot and killed after family dispute

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UPDATE 9:35 P.M. — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Police have identified the 5-year-old boy killed after being shot during a family dispute.

5-year-old Tanarius Moore was shot and killed after police say two family members were engaged in an altercation that led to both firing weapons at each other.

Courtesy/ Tabios Darden, TJ’s football coach

Police initially stated that the child was 4 years old but has since updated CBS 42 News with his correct age.

4 P.M. — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police are investigating a shooting that killed a 5-year-old boy. Police say it started after two family members got into an altercation.

Around 2:30 p.m. police responded to a call of a person shot near 33rd Terrace North and F.L. Shuttlesworth Drive in the Collegeville neighborhood. Once officers arrived, they found the 5-year-old child unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound, police report.

He was transferred to Children’s Hospital for treatment and later pronounced dead by hospital staff as a result of his injury.

Investigators received information that two family members were engaged in an altercation that led to both firing weapons at each other. The 5-year-old boy received a gunshot wound as a result of the gunfire.

A suspect is in custody, police say.

Investigators are continuing to gather information. Check back for updates.


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