JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL. (THECOUNT) — Destiny Danielle Washington, of Trussville, Alabama, has been identified as the University of Alabama at Birmingham student fatally shot Thursday night on-campus.

Washington, 20, was shot on the UAB campus Thursday night.


According to reports, police responded to an area hospital around 10 p.m. Thursday on a report of a shooting victim arriving by private car. Washington was later pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

Investigators later learned, Washington was shot in a vehicle while in the parking lot of UAB’s Hill University Center. The shooting occurred during a meeting arranged to sell a pair of headphones.

No suspect information has been provided by officials.

UAB released the following statement in response to Washington’s death:

“We are devastated that tragedy hit the UAB family overnight when a student lost her life after being shot in the parking lot outside the Hill Student Center. Police believe this occurred during a meeting arranged to sell headphones. Because this is an ongoing investigation, and out of respect for the victim and her family, we are not sharing additional information at this time. However, we will when it is appropriate. In the meantime, please keep the victim and her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.”

Anyone with possible information on this case should contact the Birmingham Police Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.


Geo quick facts: Jefferson County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Alabama, located in the central portion of the state. As of the 2010 census, its population was 658,466. Its county seat is Birmingham, the most populous city in the state – Wikipedia.