A 29-year-old naked man was fatally shot by a resident in the state of Alabama early on Tuesday morning after he reportedly stabbed a person in the Pelham neighbourhood.

The stabbing took place at a home on Camellia Drive around midnight local time, following which the suspect fled on foot, ringing the doorbells of several neighbours.

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According to Pelham Police chief Pat Cheatwood, concerned residents put in several 911 calls around the time, first reporting a stabbing, then a shooting.

As per Cheatwood, the suspect, who was naked and in a state of “excited delirium,” fled to a house on Honeysuckle Lane after the stabbing on Camellia Drive. After banging on the door several times, he entered into a tussle with the homeowner, who eventually shot the man dead.

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Commenting on the shooting, Cheatwood said, “It appears to be self-defense.”

“It’s an unfortunate event, a lot of families involved and affected by this. Once again, in just a matter of a few months, we’ve lost another resident of our city. It’s unfortunate to lose someone to violence like this,” the Pelham Police chief added.

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Reportedly, the suspect and the stabbing victim lived together on Camellia Drive, but at the time of writing this, their relationship was not known.

Cheatwood went on to add that the stabbing victim from Camellia Drive was okay and had been transported to a hospital. He also said that the suspect was known to law enforcement, but did not elaborate on the nature of said knowledge.

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The name of the suspect has been withheld for the time being, pending notification of his family.

The investigation into the incident is being carried out by the Shelby County Major Crime Task Force.