Baby of a Jefferson County Deputy Shot and Killed; History of Domestic Violence at Address

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An 11-month-old baby of a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputy was shot and killed around 3:49 pm at an apartment in the 1800 Block of Carson Road in Birmingham, Alabama.

According to, in a video statement released on Twitter, Birmingham Police Department (BPD) Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin announced the tragic shooting and noted there had been a history of domestic violence (DV) calls at the address.

Sgt. Mauldin said, “The mother and father of the child were questioned by investigators.” Police report there were other children in the home, but no other child was harmed. BPD confirmed the victim’s mother is a sheriff’s deputy with the JCSO. WVTM 13 identified the baby as Raylee Allen.

The JCSO released a statement saying, “We are completely saddened by the loss of this precious child.”

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KRDO reported the baby’s mother met responding officers and informed them the baby had passed away. Medics from Birmingham Fire & Rescue pronounced the baby deceased at the scene.

The Birmingham P.D., in a press release, added, “Details are limited in this investigation.” They also indicated investigators have not determined precisely how the shooting took place and said, “no formal charges have been filed.” FOX News said the JCSO told them they are not involved in the investigation.

The JCSO also said, “At this time, our goal is to provide support to one of our own in dealing with that tremendous loss.”

Birmingham police are asking anyone who has any information about the shooting to contact them directly at 205-254-1764. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.


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Steve Pomper is an author, freelance writer, and retired Seattle police officer. During his career, he served as a field training officer, on the Community Police Team, and as a mountain bike patrol coordinator. He’s written five books, including The Obama Gang and De-Policing America, and he is a contributor to the National Police Association and a freelance writer for The Tatum Report.

Originally from New England, he’s a Boston sports fan. He now lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Jody, a retired firefighter. He enjoys spending time with his adult kids and three grandchildren.