Victim identified in deadly east Birmingham shooting

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (2/26): The Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who was shot and killed in east Birmingham Thursday evening.

Detraio Deshawn Whorton, 27 of Birmingham, was shot and killed Thursday.

It’s believed that Whorton exited his vehicle and engaged in an altercation with another person which escalated to gunfire. Whorton returned to his vehicle and collapsed in the driver seat.

Police responded to a call of a person shot near a car wash in east Birmingham.

Upon arrival, police discovered Whorton inside his vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound and transported him to UAB Hospital where he later passed away.

No suspects are in custody at this time. Birmingham police believe Whorton was an acquaintance of the suspect.

The investigation is still ongoing.

ORIGINAL (2/25): Police are investigating a shooting where a man was shot and later died at UAB Hospital Thursday evening.

Around 5:10 p.m., Birmingham police officers responded to the 8600 block of 1st Avenue North on a report of a shooting. Once officers arrived on scene, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, heavily bleeding from his head, police say.

The victim was transported to UAB Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, according to police. At this time, BPD is investigating the shooting as a homicide.

Police did not say if there were any suspects in custody and have not established a motive in this deadly shooting.

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