BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A 25-year-old Birmingham man is dead and another man wounded in a shooting that happened early Saturday in south Birmingham.
Birmingham police are investigating the fatal shooting of Devery Bell at an apartment complex at 737 Barcelona Court.
At 1:20 a.m., South Precinct officers responded to the apartments to investigate a report of a person shot. They found Bell and another man, both of whom had been shot, lying in the apartment breezeway.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel pronounced Bell dead at the scene. The second man, who was taken to UAB Hospital for treatment, is expected to recover from his injuries.
A shooting victim will be charged with felony murder in a September death in Birmingham, because the Jefferson County District Attorney has ruled he and deceased victim were trying to burglarize an apartment.
Devery Bell was found shot to death in an apartment on Barcelona Court on September 14.
On Friday, the DA’s office says no charges will be filed against the apartment resident, because the two shooting victims were trying to commit a crime when the shooting happened, and the shooting will be ruled justifiable.
The DA also said the surviving victim will be charged with felony murder because he started the circumstances that led to the death.
Michael Jones is in the Jefferson County Jail.
“It is obvious that this senseless burglary act created an even larger danger to all who were involved,” Police Chief A.C. Roper stated. “The ultimate consequences of the suspects’ reckless behavior affected them and each of their families. There truly are no winners in this case.”