Police say fatal shooting by Alabama tow truck driver was justifiable

Published 9:14 pm Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Birmingham police say a fatal shooting of a man by a tow truck driver has been ruled justifiable homicide.

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives have received a ruling in connection to the homicide investigation of Adarius Peterson. The incident occurred on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

Peterson reportedly got into an argument with a tow truck driver at a car impound lot.

Investigators presented the information gathered to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office for review. Following the assessment, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office ruled the actions justifiable. This investigation is reclassified as a Justified Death Investigation.

The Birmingham Police Department has 106 murders thus far in 2022 including 7 justifiable death investigations.

The Birmingham Police Department adheres to FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines set for all law enforcement agencies across the United States. FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines do not require law enforcement agencies to include justifiable death investigations into the total homicide investigations counts.