From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Detectives with the Birmingham Police Department are investigating a shooting homicide that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday in the 2700 block of Seventh Avenue South, according to a release.
Around 1:10 am Wednesday officers from the South Precinct responded to the listed location on a white male lying in the roadway that had possibly been struck by a car.
Moments prior to this call, a south unit observed a vehicle driving down 7th Avenue South near the 2700 block with the headlights off. The south unit attempted to stop the vehicle, and the driver refused to stop. While attempting to elude, the vehicle wrecked in the 3200 block of Highland Drive and the driver attempted to flee on foot. The male was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.
It was determined that the male lying in the roadway had not been struck by a car but had just been shot by the suspect that attempted to flee from south officers. The suspect was taken to police headquarters to be interviewed and admitted to shooting the victim. The suspect alleged that the victim had made sexual advances towards him prior to shooting him. The suspect shot the victim and then left the scene in the victim’s car, and that is when south units observed the vehicle driving with no headlights on.
“Our officers do amazing work,” said Lt. Sean Edwards with BPD. “On this day, something simple as a traffic stop lead to the apprehension of a cold blooded killer.”
Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to contact the BPD Homicide Unit at 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.