February 7, 2019
Elizabeth Price and Ty Pepper.
It’s always sad when an aspiring rapper and an aspiring single mom get murdered in cold blood.
I hope the police catch the thug who did this and give him a HUGE slap on the wrist.
Authorities have released the names of a young couple gunned down on a Birmingham street Monday night.
The victims have been identified as 19-year-old Ty Alexander Pepper and 18-year-old Elizabeth “Liz” Annette Price. Both had previously attended Clay Chalkville High School.
Pepper and Price were standing on the northwest corner of 12th Street and 12th Avenue North in Fountain Heights when someone approached them and opened fire. Police arrived on the scene to find them both shot multiple times.
The couple was pronounced dead on the scene at 8:54 p.m.
Sgt. Bryan Shelton said the preliminary investigation revealed Pepper had returned home from work and met Price up the street on the corner. Shortly after that, multiple gunshots were heard and both victims were found deceased on the sidewalk.
He said investigators don’t believe the killings were random. “Both victims barely entered adulthood and lost the chance to experience life,” Shelton said. “While on scene, you felt like the suspect had no value for them at all. Sad situation all around.”