‘A beautiful soul’: Family mourns Birmingham woman killed by hail of gunfire before crashing into building
Family and friends mourn the death of a A 33-year-old Birmingham mother who died in a hail of gunfire before crashing into an apartment complex.
The fatal shooting was the first of three in the city between Friday morning and Sunday morning. Jasmine Clevette Price was killed.
“Jazzy was a beautiful soul,” said his older sister, Raquel Jackson. “Her mind was so bright and she knew how to have a good time and make you laugh.
The fire broke out in an area of Birmingham’s College Hills on Friday.
Several shots were reported around 11 a.m. in the 800 block of First Street West. The city’s gunshot detection system detected 14 shots at one location and three at another.
In total, Officer Truman Fitzgerald said, police believe at least 40 shots were fired, possibly from multiple weapons.
Moments later, a white SUV crashed into a small building and burst into flames.
The prize was still inside the SUV.
Once firefighters extinguished the flames, they found Price inside the wreckage. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A man and a woman inside the apartment were not injured.
Officer Truman Fitzgerald said the shooting was not random.
“She was loving, generous, genuine, caring and just someone you can really count on,” Jackson said. “No matter your situation, if Jasmine can help you, you better know she’s coming.”
“That’s what led to his death, helping someone,” his sister said. “Take someone in a car.”
Price leaves behind her husband, Ladarius, and 4-year-old daughter, Jasity. The family said she was a devoted mother.
“She was a mother, wife, daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, niece and friend to many,” Jackson said.
“To have her torn as an innocent victim to the joy and love of her for a senseless violent crime tore the family to pieces,” Jackson said.
“She was the best little sister and big sister out of her five siblings,” she said. “They meant the world to each other before she had her baby girl and even more after.”
No arrests have been announced.
To the shooter or shooters, Jackson said this: “You have no idea what damage you have done and we, the family of Jasmine Price, hope you sons of (expletive) rot in hell.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Birmingham Police at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.