BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith says a family dispute that led to a 5-year-old being shot and killed Saturday involved his mother.
Police are charging 29-year-old Rickkia Allen with capital murder in the shooting death of 5-year-old Tanarius Moore. Investigators say she and another family member were involved in an argument that lead to the shooting, and Tanarius was hit in the crossfire.
The incident occurred at 33rd Terrace N. and F.L. Shuttlesworth Drive.
Officers arrived to find 5-year-old Tanarius Moore unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. The child was taken to Children’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.