BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Birmingham officers got the call just before 5pm Tuesday afternoon. When they arrived on the scene in the 500 block of Avenue V they found Deadrea Thomas shot to death and laying on the
ramp to his Pratt City home.
While investigators aren’t giving much information about what happened those who live in the neighborhood say Thomas was seen arguing with someone just before hearing gunshots. Several people were seen fleeing from the home on foot and in cars.
Most in the community knew and liked Thomas. One woman says he was a father, although she couldn’t recall the age of his child.
Others say Thomas was an aspiring rapper with a bright future. CBS 42 is told his rap name is “Teddy T”.
If you have information about the crime call the Birmingham CrimeStoppers number at 254-7777. You can remain anonymous.