The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating murder. It happened late Thursday night.
Sheriff's deputies say around ten o'clock last night, someone drove up to a house in the 400 block of Hillside Avenue off Highway 150 near Bessemer. Investigators say 33-year-old Romaine Dontrey Witherspoon walked out of the home to talk to someone in the car. Police say there was a fight and that is when someone shot Witherspoon several times and he collapsed in the street. An ambulance took Witherspoon to UAB Hospital and that is where he died.
The car drove away and sheriff's deputies are currently searching for the suspect. Investigators believe the victim and suspect knew each other, but they do not have anyone in custody.
If you have any information that could help, please call Crimestoppers at 254-7777.
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