From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The shooting that killed one person and injured another at a gas station on Pinson Valley Parkway this past Sunday was ruled justifiable on Wednesday, Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams confirmed.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, Troy Allen Underhill, 48, of Birmingham, was shot and killed following an altercation at 3901 Pinson Valley Parkway.
Sgt. Rod Mauldin of the Birmingham Police Department said that a call came in at 5:25 p.m. of a person shot at a Shell gas station. When officers arrived, they found one person suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel also arrived on the scene and transported the injured victim to UAB Hospital. There is no word of their condition.
Mauldin said that a subsequent investigation revealed that there was an altercation that led to an exchange of gunfire. Officers were then told that a second victim had fled into a nearby wooded area.
Officers from the K9 unit arrived and located the victim in the wooded area. Officers pronounced him dead at the scene.