BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Authorities say that a man attempted to rob an employee of an auto store before being shot and killed Saturday morning.

The incident occurred at the 500 block of Tuscaloosa Avenue. When Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived to the scene, they pronounced the suspect dead.

Josiah Bryant, 22, was identified as the deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests that Bryant was in the process of robbing an employee of the business when shots were exchanged between him and the employee. Bryant was struck by gunfire.

A handgun was recovered on the scene near Bryant.

The associate of the business remained and cooperated with police when they arrived.

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office will issue a ruling on this incident.