A 25-year-old man who died over the weekend – almost a month after he was shot in south Birmingham – is being remembered as loving and caring. Quinterrious “Fat” Patton died Sunday at UAB Hospital, where he had remained since he was shot Oct. 14.
“This was a total shock to his friends and family,’’ according to a GoFundMe launched by his cousin to help with his burial.
The shooting happened just after 1:30 a.m. that Saturday in the 100 block of Stoneridge Road at Adona apartments. South Precinct officers arrived at the location to find Patton suffering from a gunshot wound. Police said they have obtained little information about the circumstances that led up to the shooting.
The mother of Patton’s three young children said Patton seemed to be recovering from the gunshot wound. He had sustained damage to his kidney and liver and had collapsed lungs. He got to the point where he was able to drink water and eat ice, but he never got to the point where he could eat.
Patton developed an infection in his gunshot wound and underwent surgery. Family said he made it out of the surgery and then took a turn for the worse.
No arrests have been made. Patton leaves behind two sons and a daughter – ages 6 and 1. He grew up in Titusville and attended Parker High School.
Donations to the GoFundMe can be made here. Anyone with information on the fatal shooting is asked to call Birmingham police at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.