Woman charged with capital murder in shooting death of 5-year-old boy

Woman charged with capital murder in shooting death of 5-year-old boy
Tanarius Moore (Source: Family)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith says a family dispute that led to a 5-year-old being shot and killed Saturday involved his mother.

Police are charging 29-year-old Rickkia Allen with capital murder in the shooting death of 5-year-old Tanarius Moore. Investigators say she and another family member were involved in an argument that lead to the shooting, and Tanarius was hit in the crossfire.

29-year-old Rickkia Allen.
29-year-old Rickkia Allen. (Source: Birmingham PD)

The incident occurred at 33rd Terrace N. and F.L. Shuttlesworth Drive.

Officers arrived to find 5-year-old Tanarius Moore unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. The child was taken to Children’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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