Tue. May 28th, 2024

Authorities have released the names of the Alabama parents of a young child who died from gunshot wounds Saturday night in east Birmingham, according to reports.

Police identified them as 20-year-old Alajah Fairfax and 19-year-old Corey Denard Louis Jr.

Officer Truman Fitzgerald on Sunday said Louis shot and killed Fairfax. Her death is classified as homicide. Louis’ death remains unclassified, but investigators believe his gunshot wound may have been self-inflicted.

Birmingham East Precinct officers were dispatched just after 6 p.m. Saturday to a report of a person shot in the 6800 block of 66th Street South. They arrived on the scene to find Louis unresponsive.

He was rushed to UAB Hospital.

Police issued a lookout bulletin for a vehicle containing the possible shooter.

Moments later, officers were notified of a gunshot victim at Woodlawn High School. When they arrived at the school, they found the vehicle that had been linked to the first shooting.

When officers approached the vehicle, they found Fairfax inside, also unresponsive from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

A second woman, the driver, had also been shot. She was taken to the hospital and is recovering.

While officers were at both scenes, they learned Louis had died at UAB.

Fitzgerald said the man and woman who died shared a child. A domestic dispute between them took place at the 66th Street location.

Louis, he said, then fired shots at Fairfax and her friend. The women fled the 66th Street location and drove to Woodlawn High School where help was summoned.

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By Buffy Gunner

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