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Police say Birmingham mother accused of murder died in rifle fire

Police say Birmingham mother accused of murder died in rifle fire

A suspect was arrested on murder charges Monday in connection with the murder of a Birmingham mother more than three weeks ago, police said.

Raquan Wilson, 26, of Birmingham, turned himself in at the Jefferson County Jail on Monday after being arrested in connection with the murder of 33-year-old Jasmine Price. He is being held without bond.

Price, a wife and the mother of a 4-year-old girl, were killed after at least 40 rounds were fired on January 13 in the 800 block of First Street West in Birmingham’s College Hill neighborhood.

Moments later, her white SUV – she was offering someone a ride, according to her family – crashed into a small apartment building and burst into flames.

The pricing was still inside the SUV.

Once firefighters extinguished the fire, they found Price inside the wreckage. He was declared dead at the scene.

Price’s family remembered her as a “beautiful soul”.

Jackson said, “She was loving, giving, genuine, caring and just someone you could really count on.” “Whatever your situation, if Jasmine can help, you better know she was coming.”

His sister said, “That’s why he died helping someone.” “Give someone a ride.”

Price is survived by her husband, Ladarius, and 4-year-old daughter, Jessity. The family said that she was a devoted mother.

“She was a mother, wife, daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, niece and friend to many,” Jackson said.

“The family has been torn apart as an innocent victim of her joy and love being stripped of her joy and love over a senseless violent crime,” Jackson said.

“She was the best little sister and big sister among her five siblings,” he said. “They meant the world to each other before they had their baby girl and even more so after.”

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