Deadly shooting at Titusville gas station shakes up community

Deadly shooting at Titusville gas station shakes up community

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Members of the Stop the Violence group spoke out against the deadly shooting at the Exxon gas station in Titusville. Source: WBRC video Members of the Stop the Violence group spoke out against the deadly shooting at the Exxon gas station in Titusville. Source: WBRC video
Tywaun Theon Perkins, 33, was shot to death while pumping gas at this Exxon station in Titusville Thursday night. Source: WBRC video Tywaun Theon Perkins, 33, was shot to death while pumping gas at this Exxon station in Titusville Thursday night. Source: WBRC video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The shooting death of a 33-year-old Birmingham man while he pumped gas has shaken the Titusville community.

The shooting happened Thursday night shortly before 9 p.m. The victim has been identified as Tywaun Theon Perkins. According to court records, Perkins served time for murder and has had recent scrapes with the law.

On Friday a homicide investigator discovered another bullet casing at the Exxon gas station on 8th Avenue South.

Members of the group "Stop the Violence" came to the area to speak out against the crime.

"This is a crime, we got to get this person off the street and as fast as we can. We are asking the community to step up. If you have seen anything concerning the killing last night we need to call Birmingham police," Herman Henderson said.

Those who live in the Titusville community have been shaken by the murder.

"The Titusville community will not tolerate any violence in whatever shape or form. Violence can take place anywhere. It can and has taken place all across Birmingham," the Rev. Anthony Johnson said.

The Stop the Violence group is not defending Perkins' violent past, but they are concerned about violence spreading in their community.

"We are out in the community right now, combing the streets trying to get information so we can make sure we feed information back to the Birmingham police cause we got to catch this person so this won't happen again," Henderson said.

So far, no arrests have been made in the case. If you have any information, please call police at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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