Teenager shot, killed on Tuscaloosa Avenue west Birmingham

An 18-year-old is behind bars after a 17-year-old was shot and killed Monday afternoon in the Arlington-West End area of Birmingham. Birmingham police Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin said an officer from the west precinct was responding to a call when a physical altercation was observed in the parking lot of 1228 Tuscaloosa Ave. Southwest. Mauldin said, when the officer entered the parking lot, the suspect grabbed a firearm from a car and shot 17-year-old Dwaine Thomas. Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene.The suspect then fled the scene in a small blue sedan. A pursuit took place, but the suspect was able to get away.On Thursday, Birmingham police announced 18-year-old Jemarien Goree, of Fultondale, has been charged with capital murder in the death of Thomas. He is in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.Goree is one of two suspects in this case, and police said the second suspect remains at large.Mauldin said the preliminary investigation indicates Thomas and the suspect were involved in a physical altercation before the fight escalated to gunfire. Mauldin said people stood by and recorded the situation.Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Mark Sullivan released the following statement on the death of the senior Carver High School student who was set to graduate in a couple of weeks:“We have suffered the tragic loss of a student in Birmingham City Schools, and our hearts are saddened. Dwaine Thomas was a senior at Carver High School. He had already completed his graduation requirements and was scheduled to march in a couple of weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dwaine’s family and his family of teachers and friends at Carver. Grief counselors will be at the school for students and staff today.”Anyone with any information on this investigation is asked to contact BPD’s Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the police department’s mobile app.Get the WVTM 13 app for the latest updates on this developing story.—WVTM 13 At The Scene

An 18-year-old is behind bars after a 17-year-old was shot and killed Monday afternoon in the Arlington-West End area of Birmingham.

Birmingham police Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin said an officer from the west precinct was responding to a call when a physical altercation was observed in the parking lot of 1228 Tuscaloosa Ave. Southwest.

Mauldin said, when the officer entered the parking lot, the suspect grabbed a firearm from a car and shot 17-year-old Dwaine Thomas. Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect then fled the scene in a small blue sedan. A pursuit took place, but the suspect was able to get away.

On Thursday, Birmingham police announced 18-year-old Jemarien Goree, of Fultondale, has been charged with capital murder in the death of Thomas. He is in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.

Goree is one of two suspects in this case, and police said the second suspect remains at large.

Mauldin said the preliminary investigation indicates Thomas and the suspect were involved in a physical altercation before the fight escalated to gunfire. Mauldin said people stood by and recorded the situation.

Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Mark Sullivan released the following statement on the death of the senior Carver High School student who was set to graduate in a couple of weeks:

“We have suffered the tragic loss of a student in Birmingham City Schools, and our hearts are saddened. Dwaine Thomas was a senior at Carver High School. He had already completed his graduation requirements and was scheduled to march in a couple of weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dwaine’s family and his family of teachers and friends at Carver. Grief counselors will be at the school for students and staff today.”

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Anyone with any information on this investigation is asked to contact BPD’s Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the police department’s mobile app.

Get the WVTM 13 app for the latest updates on this developing story.

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