21-year-old woman identified as victim in deadly Birmingham shooting, 1 suspect in custody

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (8/3): The Birmingham Police Department has identified the victim in a deadly shooting on Saturday.

Keanna Kelley, 21, was found suffering from a gunshot wound outside of a residence in the 1100 block of Kawanda Lane Saturday night. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to BPD, Kelley attempted to force her way into the residence when an altercation occurred which resulted in Kelley’s death.

BPD says one person is in custody at this time. No other information has been released.

ORIGINAL (8/1): The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a homicide near Center Point Parkway.

Around 9 p.m., police responded to the 1100 block of Kawanda Lane. Officers say, police received a call about someone attempting to kick in the door of a home. Not long after, police say they received another call that shots were fired at the same location. Once police arrived, they found a woman shot.

Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene. Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin spoke with CBS 42 about the investigation. He tells us he believes the shooter and the victim knew each other.

“We do have a suspect in custody for questioning in relation to this incident,” Mauldin said. “We do believe that this incident is domestic in nature.”


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