Possible 3rd suspect sought in killing of Birmingham teen

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Two teens, ages 17 and 18, were formally charged Friday in the slaying of Terrius Hilliard. Jhontaye Cobb and Aubrey

Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a third person sought in connection with last week's shooting death of a Birmingham 15-year-old.

Two teens, ages 17 and 18, were formally charged Friday in the slaying of Terrius Hilliard. Jhontaye Cobb and Aubrey King are charged with capital murder.

The shooting happened at 5:14 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. Authorities said Terrius and another young man were walking along Ensley Avenue toward the recreation center when a white Dodge Charger drove by them at the intersection of Ensley Avenue and 15th Street and someone opened fire. Multiple shell casings were found in the street.

Terrius was shot in the chest. He tried to flee and collapsed in the 1800 block of Ensley Avenue. He was taken to UAB Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:44 p.m.

Police at the scene Wednesday said the initial evidence indicated Terrius was targeted, and later said the shooting appears to have followed a dispute earlier in the day that took place at school.

Several hours after the shooting - about 8 p.m. - two potential suspects were taken into custody. Police tried to stop a white Dodge Charger matching the suspect vehicle. The duo attempted to elude police, but officers flooded the area and tracking dogs helped hunt down the suspects.

Investigators later determined the white Dodge Charger was seen at the Mystic Convenience store in the 1200 block of 40th Street in Ensley Video surveillance from the store shows that one man got out of the vehicle and went into the store.

While he was inside, police approached the charger and that is when it took off, leaving the man in the store behind. It was a short time later that the other two suspects fled and crashed.

"This third person who exited is possibly the same person that was in the vehicle at the time of the death of Mr. Hilliard,'' said Sgt. Bryan Shelton.

Anyone with information on his identity and whereabouts is asked to call Birmingham homicide investigators at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777

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