From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY –Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a homicide in western Jefferson County.
Just before 8 p.m. Friday, deputies were called to the Midfield Police Department to investigate a report of a deceased person in a car in the parking lot.
Once on scene, deputies located an adult male who was deceased in the passenger seat of the vehicle. The driver remained on scene. It was reported that the victim had been shot in an unincorporated area of Jefferson County.
Initial information is that the driver of the car met with the victim to purchase marijuana. The victim told the driver to pull his car to the dead end of Salina Avenue. According to the driver, when he came to a stop an unknown suspect walked up and shot the victim. The driver then drove to Midfield Police Department for help.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777