From The Tribune staff reports
FAIRFIELD — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a teen was found shot and killed in Fairfield.
Detectives believe the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. When deputies arrived at the scene in the 400 block of 62nd Street, they did not find any victims that had been injured. However, around 1:25 a.m. on Wednesday, deputies were alerted to a victim in a nearby abandoned house. The 16-year-old male was deceased.
The Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Office identified the teen as Jamel Baldwin, of Hueytown.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at (205) 254-7777.
“It is important that the community come forward with information so that justice can be served for this young man’s family,” said Sgt. Joni Money. “We want to get those responsible for this crime off the streets of Jefferson County.”
Anonymous tips may also be given on the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office’s website at www.jeffcosheriffal.com.