The Jefferson County Sheriff's department is investigating a homicide in the Center Point area.
Deputies were called out just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday to the 400 Block of 19th Terrace North East on a report of gun shots. When they arrived on the scene, they found 23-year-old Morris Hill Witherspoon Jr. shot to death in the street.
According to deputies, people involved in the shooting left the area in a small white car. They were located and questioned by detectives. Conflicting stories have been offered over what occurred and whether the victim fired first, Chief Deputy Randy Christian said.
The investigation is ongoing and will be presented to the district attorney for review.
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