BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department announced Thursday that an 18-year-old was arrested in connection to a shooting that left a 17-year-old dead Monday.
According to the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service, authorities were called to the scene just before 5:45 p.m. on reports of a shooting. Once they arrived, they discovered a 17-year-old was shot and they were pronounced dead at the scene.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as Dwaine Zachery Thomas. Thomas was a senior at G.W. Carver High School and was scheduled to graduate in a couple weeks.
Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Sullivan released the following statement regarding Thomas’ death:
We have suffered the tragic loss of a student in Birmingham City Schools, and our hearts are saddened. Dwaine Thomas was a senior at Carver High School. He had already completed his graduation requirements and was scheduled to march in a couple of weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dwaine’s family and his family of teachers and friends at Carver. Grief counselors will be at the school for students and staff today.Dr. Mark Sullivan.
Jemarien Goree was arrested after detectives obtained a capital murder warrant. He is being held at the Jefferson County Jail on no bond.
BPD said another suspected wanted in connection to the case is still at large.
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