Cornelius May Death, Obituary – As a result of receiving reports that a large number of people were shot at the Chevron located on Finley Boulevard, the Birmingham Police Department is currently conducting an investigation to determine whether or not a homicide has been committed. Just after eight o’clock in the evening, Dispatch received a call reporting a big number of persons shooting at each other. Following that, the report was changed such that it said that a considerable number of individuals had been shot, as stated by the Birmingham Police Department.
When the police arrived at the scene, they discovered a car that had collided with a tree, and inside the car, they discovered a female victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.
The police believe that the victim was shot. The officer who discovered the victim was the one who placed the emergency call for assistance. A male victim who had been shot was also found by the cops inside the vehicle when they searched it. The victim’s situation was quite precarious. It was determined that the male victim who had been inside the vehicle had already passed away prior to the arrival of personnel from Birmingham Fire and Rescue, who arrived at the scene and determined that the victim had been inside the vehicle. The deceased person has been identified as Cornelius Arthour May Jr., who was 20 years old at the time of his death. It has been established that he was the victim who ultimately succumbed to their injuries.
According to the Boston Police Department (BPD), a third person who had been spotted roaming about the area had also been shot. This individual was also observed armed with a firearm.
It would appear from the findings of the preliminary investigation that there was a gunfight in the area, and the officers have a strong suspicion that the victims were the ones who were intended to be the targets of the gunfire that was exchanged between the combatants. At this moment, there is no one being detained in custody in connection with this situation that is being investigated. Anyone who has information that they believe may be helpful to this investigation is urged to contact either the Birmingham Police Department at the number (205) 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at the number (205) 254-7777. Both of these numbers can be found on the back of this page. This is the 125th murder investigation that has been opened in Birmingham in the year 2022, if you count the investigations into the deaths of the 8 people whose deaths could be considered justifiable.