From Trussville Tribune staff reports
CENTER POINT — Jefferson County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting at a convenience store in Center Point.
Authorities say just after 5:30 Monday morning, deputies responded to a report of a shooting at the Jet Pep convenience store in the 2200 block of Center Point Parkway. When deputies arrived, they found an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.
The victim was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.
According to the sheriff’s department, the victim had just opened the store for business when he was approached by a black male suspect. The suspect then allegedly shot him in an attempt to rob the store. The suspect fled on foot and is at large.
The investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided as the become available.
Suesan Dobbins Flowers, this is what you passed this morning.
Ashley LyShea Farmer
Brian Jones tell paw paw no more
Patricia Padgett Towles
Very sad but not surprised. Stay prayed up!!
Becca Bradford Reeves
Not a surprise. Guess the mayor could watch this from his window across the street.
Pat Clements here’s your answer .
No go zone.
Suesan Dobbins Flowers
YUP. Sad that things like this happen in our surrounding communities.
Melodie Griffin Garner
So sad to see this area deteriorate. I grew up there and it was a wonderful place at the time. Prayers for the victim of this senseless crime.
Glenda Weaver Johnson
It’s getting not safe to even drive thru Center Point any more.
Center Point has become North Birmingham.. no value for life and nothing but drugs and crime.
I will..that’s why I don’t like him going to that ghetto JetPep across from the rock school to save a penny on gas. Scott and I went there once an African American drove up radio blasting. Got out of car and TWO handguns fell out of car on the ground! Scott said get us the fuck out of here! You can get surrounded by all those ghetto loud cars there.
Jennifer McRae Copeland
My daughter worked right there near the jet pep last year at a dental office…was soooo glad when she quit and went somewhere else!!!
Savannah Miller Shaw
Tracye Thomas Miller
Amy Nesbitt Brackett
I will never go to CenterPoint for anything again!! Its not even safe to drive thru there much less shop there . They have hardly any places to shop bc businesses are either going under or do not want to go there in the first place.
Teresa Williams Hood
Maybe if the Mayor and Council cared as much about public safety as they did who’s running the stop sign on Polly Reed road…
They are supposedly making a killing off of the scameras. Maybe they could use some of that money and actually protect their citizens instead of claiming all this crime is in Birmingham and not CP.
Can t even find words to describe this town or any other place in Birmingham, it is real sad , people go and Rob kill and destroy to see some action , and get away with, oh Lord help these people to wake up and make American nice again, the Cry for these battles
Center Point has gone to hell what a shame was a sweet little town to grow up inbreaks my heart to see how bad is now
And there are still great folks living there, know quite a few. Worry about them a lot.
If they haven’t caught the perpetrator and know where he is from yet what does It have to do with Centerpoint? People travel to do crime in all places .
Just hoping he’s not a Claytition
We have our share I’m sure . Lol .
First Center Point…then Pinson…then Clay…get ready Trussville. Spoke to a young man in Moody yesterday at a gas station. He needed money for gas. He was on the way to Carrington to get his drugs.
I’m sure too
They need to quit worrying about monuments and straighten out their hoods,
Right On ✌
Agree but it does aggravate me when crime happens in Huffman and they report CP
I’m sure the mayor is shocked
Who ever it was probably lived close by. He knew what time the clerk would be opening the store. Probably not coincidental.
That’s terrible. I only like stories where the good guys shoot the bad guys.
Curious how many of those traffic tickets are actually paid. Issuing them and actually collecting on them are two totally different things.
Most everyone I know throws them away since the private company had not authority to collect other than threatening letters and harassing phone calls.
Would love to see a reverse situation.