From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Prosecutors in the case against Jeremy Elwin Owens will seek the death penalty, according to court records released Wednesday.
Owens, 31, is accused of killing Birmingham police officer Wytasha Carter in January. He is also charged with attempted murder after wounding Officer Lucas Allums and for allegedly shooting at North Precinct Sgt. Talana Brown.
After backup arrived, the two officers approached the individuals. A subsequent pat-down revealed that Owens was armed. Owens then engaged the officers. He shot Carter in the head and critically wounded Allums.
Both were taken to UAB Hospital’s Trauma Center by Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service where Carter was pronounced dead. Allums was critically wounded but released from the hospital nine days after the shooting. He is still recovering.
Owens was wounded in the exchange.