UPDATE: 2 juveniles arrested for capital murder after 2 teens shot in Ensley
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Police arrested two juvenile suspects following the fatal shooting of two 16-year-old boys.
Birmingham Police say detectives obtained capital murder warrants for both suspects. One was taken into custody on March 2, 2022. The other was arrested on June 16, 2022.
Both will be held in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond, according to police.
ORIGINAL: Birmingham Police are investigating after two teenagers were killed in a double homicide Sunday night.
Police say this happened in the 5600 block of Court O. When police responded to the scene, they found a car that collided into a home. While no one inside of the house was injured, police found 16-year-old Jeremiah Collier, of Forestdale in the passenger seat of the car suffering from a gunshot wound. He died on the scene.
A second victim, 16-year-old Todd Lorenzo Johnson, Jr., of Adamsville, was found suffering from a gunshot wound in someone’s front yard on 57th Street and Avenue P. He also died on the scene. Police believe Johnson was also in the car when he was shot and ran into the yard before collapsing.
Jefferson County Schools leaders confirm both young men were Minor High School students.
Here are statements from the principal, Dr. Eaton, and superintendent, Dr. Gonsoulin.:
“Our school community is in shock this morning after learning that two of our students were killed in a senseless act of violence last night. I knew both of these young men personally, and my heart breaks for their families and everyone that knew them. Grief counselors will be on hand when school resumes on Tuesday. Any student or staff member who feels the need to talk to someone will have the opportunity to do so.”
- Dr. Kalvin Eaton, Minor High School Principal
“This is a tragedy for the Minor High School family and the JEFCOED family as a whole. The two students’ families and their friends are in my prayers today. I have spoken to Dr. Eaton and the district will do everything we can to support the Minor High School community during this difficult time.”
- Dr. Walter Gonsoulin, Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools
So far, no suspects are currently in custody. If you have any information, you’re asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
We will continue to update this story as we learn more information.
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