From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified a man shot and killed by Birmingham Police on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.
Eusi Malik Kater, Jr., 21, of Birmingham, was shot after police said he took a “tactical position” and fired at officers.
The incident began in the 600 block of Center Place Southwest, in the Titusville area.
In a press conference, police said officers were responding to a call of shots fired near 5th Avenue Southwest, just after 2 p.m. When the officers arrived, they encountered a suspect who then fled on foot, according to police.
Investigators said the suspect shot several shots at officers and continued running until he got to a porch on Center Place Southwest, where police said he “took a tactical position” and continued to fire at officers. Police shot back, striking the suspect.
No officers were hurt.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue rendered aid to the suspect and took him to the hospital where he died.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is taking the lead in the investigation.