JCSO: Shooting death of man outside Centerpoint barbershop ruled as ‘justified’

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CENTER POINT, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (2/28): The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has ruled the shooting death of a 20-year-old near a Centerpoint barbershop Tuesday was justified.

JCSO says after conducting a further investigation, they have decided not to press charges against the subject involved in the death of Delquan McNeily.

No other information has been released at this time.


UPDATE (2/26): The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim in Tuesday afternoon’s fatal shooting outside of a Center Point barbershop.

The victim was identified to be 20-year-old Delquan Jamar McNeily of the Grayson Valley area.

McNeily was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:50 p.m. outside of Corey’s Barber Shop.

The sheriff’s office reports that witnesses gave accounts of McNeily getting into an argument with another person at the barbershop. The argument escalated into a physical altercation.

The sheriff’s office report also states that a third person exited the barbershop and fired several shots at McNeily, hitting and killing him.

The shooter fled the scene in a dark color Toyota Camry and is not in custody.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation.


ORIGINAL (2/25): Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of shooting in the Center Point area.

It happened around 3:00 p.m. outside of Corey’s Barber Shop on 20th Court N.W. just off Center Point Parkway.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Agee, two men started arguing outside of the barbershop which lead to the shooting.

Investigators are on the scene searching for more evidence.

The victim has not been identified at this time. No suspects are in custody at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation.


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