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Man shot and killed in argument with Birmingham tow truck driver now identified

Authorities have released the name of a man shot dead during an argument with a tow truck driver outside a Birmingham business.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Adarius Jamar Peterson. He was 29 and lived in Birmingham.

The shooting happened at 4:02 p.m. Thursday at Parking Enforcement Services at 2605 5th Ave. South.

Lt. Rod Mauldin said officers responded to the case on a report of one person being shot. When they arrived, they found Peterson inside the company fence.

Peterson was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:12 p.m.

Mauldin said the victim, who had a car on the lot, was involved in an argument with a parking police employee that escalated into gunfire.

A 31-year-old tow truck driver was arrested after the incident. Authorities have yet to announce any charges.

Peterson is Birmingham’s 111th homicide this year. Of these, six were found to be justifiable and therefore not considered criminal.

Across Jefferson County, there have been 149 homicides, including the 111 in Birmingham.

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