Birmingham, Alabama — Birmingham police department released body camera videos that captured the fatal Easter Sunday shooting of a man following a pursuit on the city’s north side. Desmon Montez Ray Jr, 28, was fatally shot in the north Birmingham alley just before 11 p.m. on April 4. An officer was responding to a domestic disturbance inside a vehicle that was traveling in North Birmingham. Officers observed the car in question in the 300 block of 9th Avenue W and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The car, later discovered to be driven by Ray, did not stop and a police pursuit began. The car later came to a stop in the 200 block of 9th Avenue W after it collided with the fence line. Ray exited the car and fired one round at the officers. One officer then returned fire, striking Ray. First responders provided medical treatment to Ray while on the scene before he was transported to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He later died.
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