On Thursday afternoon, a mother would lose two sons, when a fight between two brothers turned deadly.
On the evening of November 30, DeWayne Price, 22 and his old brother, Jeremiah Price, 24 got into an argument. Jeremiah would end up killing his little brother, before turning the gun on himself.
The fight happened in front of their Fountain Heights apartment on 12th Street. However the fight started inside the home, before later being taken outside.
Even worse, the fatal bloodshed, police said, all happened in front of their mother.
“The mom is heartbroken. She said they got to scuffling in the house and they got separated and once they went outside, she heard the gunshot,” said Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. “She walked out there and one son is lying on the ground and the other son committed suicide right in front of her.”
Both brothers were pronounced dead on the scene, according to AL.
Dewayne Price & Jeremiah Price Fought Over Money
Roper said the murder-suicide was all over one of the brother’s owing the other money.
“It’s absolutely mind-boggling how cheap life has become, even in a family situation with two brothers arguing over someone owing money,” Roper said.
And when it’s all over, it’s all over, both are lying there side by side in the yard dead. It’s not a police issue. It’s bigger than a police department. It’s a community issue and one that we won’t solve just relying on the police department alone.”