From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified a man who was shot and killed in southwest Birmingham late Tuesday night as a 68-year-old Birmingham resident.
Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates identified the victim as Jessie James Johnson.
Johnson was pronounced dead at 10:36 p.m. following a shooting in the 1300 block of Mims Avenue. Birmingham police were called to the scene of a shooting that occurred around 10:20 p.m. Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Rod Mauldin told al.com that the shooting was a result of Johnson attempting to break up an argument when he was shot.
The shooter fled the scene and police are actively looking for him.
Johnson’s death follows another shooting within the city just minutes earlier in the 3400 block of Terrace North and F.L. Shuttlesworth Drive, in north Birmingham. A man was shot in the head following an altercation that begun within a vehicle and ended on the side of the road.
The suspect in that case has been detained.
The identify of the victim is not being released until next of kin is notified.