From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
CENTER POINT — A man who was found dead after a shooting took place at Hillview Lane in Center Point has been identified by the Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Office. Gavin Jamal Averhart, 30, was identified as the victim. The case is being treated as a homicide by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Yesterday, the road in Center Point erupted in gunfire, prompting a response from deputies. Averhart was found on the scene with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene. A second victim was taken to an area hospital.
A person suffering from three gunshot wounds was admitted to St. Vincent’s East, but police have not confirmed whether or not this case was related to the shooting in Center Point.
Drugs, a handgun and cash were found in the car where the victim was shot. Police believe that the shooting may possibly be part of a drug dispute.