Authorities are investigating a shooting that happened in the Roebuck area Friday night.
Chief Deputy Randy Christian says preliminary information from the scene indicates that some deputies interrupted a drug deal at Milo's on Gadsden Highway. A suspect allegedly attempted to run over a deputy. The deputy fired his weapon and hit the suspect.
The suspect stopped his vehicle outside the Wal-Mart also on Parkway East. He was transported to UAB Hospital, where he died.
The suspect was identified by deputies as 21-year-old Devante Hinds, of Birmingham. Deputies say Hinds was in the process of meeting with other people to sell heroin.
The deputy involved is reported to be okay.
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