Shooting victim identified in domestic dispute between husband and wife


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A wife is transferred to the Jefferson County Jail after a domestic dispute escalated to a shooting that left one man dead. Birmingham police report that detectives have charged 39-year-old Cheryl Watts for the murder of 41-year-old Hassan Mallette. The couple, married, are from Birmingham, Alabama.

Officers from the west precinct responded to investigate of a person shot on the 5700 block of Court O. When officers arrived, they observed a male subject suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim, Mallette, was transported to UAB Hospital by Birmingham Fire and Rescue for treatment. Mallette was pronounced deceased upon arrival by hospital staff.

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