Suspect, Eslam Mohamed Zaki, 21, charged with murder in east Jefferson Co. shooting on Monday

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Suspect charged with murder in east Jefferson Co. shooting on Monday​

Victim identified by Jefferson County Coroner’s office​

Eslam Mohamed Zaki

Eslam Mohamed Zaki(Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
By WBRC Staff
Published: May. 23, 2023 at 4:47 AM MST|Updated: May. 23, 2023 at 7:04 AM MST

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - A man in east Jefferson County is in custody after a physical altercation turned deadly Monday night.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Town and Country Circle at approximately 7 p.m. on reports of a man had been shot.
Eslam Mohamed Zaki, 21, was arrested and charged with murder after he and 31-year-old Deandre Montray Hollice had a verbal argument turned physical. During the physical altercation, Zaki fired a single shot that struck Hollice.
Zaki called 911 and remained on the scene until deputies arrived.
Hollice was transported to UAB Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Zaki was placed in custody and taken to the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham.