9-year-old girl wounded in shooting in Birmingham ‘doing much better’; arrest in case
Birmingham Police discovered the little girl in the backseat of a vehicle
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Birmingham Police confirmed an arrest was made in an assault that wounded a 9-year-old girl by gunfire.
The suspect has been identified as: Harvedris Jujuan Douglas, (43), of Birmingham. On November 12, 2021, formal charges were filed with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.
Detectives presented the information in the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for review. After an assessment of the case, detectives obtained warrants for Aggravated Assault 1st Degree ($200,000 bond) and Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle ($50,000). Douglas will be transported and held in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.
Officers said Douglas also has additional outstanding warrants with the City of Birmingham.
ORIGINAL: Birmingham Police are investigating after a 9-year-old girl was wounded by gunfire Wednesday afternoon during an assualt.
Investigators said patrols heard shots fired in the area and drove to the 800 block of 44th Place North around 3:39 p.m.
Officers found the child, a 9-year-old girl, in the backseat of a vehicle. She had been shot.
The child was taken to Children’s of Alabama for treatment.
Officers initially told WBRC she was in critical condition, but officials said Wednesday night she was ‘doing much better’ and was in ‘stable’ condition.
Police say their preliminary investigation suggests the child was standing outside of a vehicle in the parking lot at that location when shots were fired amongst two males when the victim was caught in the crossfire.
Detectives were able to get strong leads within minutes from the Real Time Crime Center.
If you have any information that could help detectives with their investigation, you’re asked to call the Birmingham Police Department at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
We are working to get more information.
Two children, ages 12 and 14, were shot on November 1, 2021 in Birmingham. Officers are also working to solve that case.
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