1 killed in shooting in East Birmingham


One person was killed in a shootout in East Birmingham this weekend.

Police have identified the deceased as Traven Williams.

East Precinct officers responded to a shotspotter alert and a 911 call from one person at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sgt. Rod Maldin. When police arrived at the scene, they found Williams unresponsive in the parking lot of an artefact complex at 7626 Second Avenue North.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service declared the victim dead on the spot.

Mauldin said preliminary investigations suggest Williams was shot and fled a short distance before colliding in the parking lot. Investigators determined that there had been a verbal dispute shortly before the shooting.

No clear motive has been established.

The suspect, identified only as a white male, ran east on Second Avenue North in a small sedan. No arrests have been made.

Williams is Birmingham’s 64th murder so far this year. Of them, four have been justified and therefore not held guilty.

There have been 113 murders in Jefferson County, including 64 in Birmingham.

Anyone with information is asked to call Birmingham homicide detectives at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to crime stoppers via the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile P.

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