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Teen indicted in the Mother's Day massacre of 19-year-old in east Birmingham on Mother's Day

Teen indicted in the Mother's Day massacre of 19-year-old in east Birmingham on Mother's Day

A 17-year-old has been indicted in the Mother's Day shooting death of a 19-year-old in east Birmingham.

According to court records made public Thursday, Demontae Austin was charged with the murder of Demontae Austin.

He was released from the Jefferson County Jail on July 30 after receiving a $150,000 bond.

Usher was shot on May 9 yards from his east Birmingham apartment. The incident occurred at 6709 Interlaken Avenue just before 11:30 p.m.

When Usher was responding to the area on a Shot Spotter alert, East Precinct officers found him unresponsive. Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service confirmed him on the scene.

Arwilda Wallace, his mother, said that her son had spent the day with her and other family members. He woke up for a nap and wandered the street to buy a Black & Mild.

Wallace said she's been told a number of people were standing outside, including one of them called Usher over to discuss something that occurred a few days ago another young man had been shot.

She said that when the young suspect fired a bullet, she told her that her son shook everybody's hand.

Usher was on the verge of finishing Woodlawn High School, where he was active in the JROTC program and a member of the Color Guard.

Usher would have been the first in his family to graduate high school. He was very delighted and smiled, his mother said. We had a really nice day...and his life was ended.

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