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Police identify victim of fatal shooting in Birmingham

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department reported that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation related to an incident that occurred on Saturday at approximately 8:40 p.m.

See Related: Shooting death under investigation in Birmingham

Authorities identified the victim as Anthony Tolbert, 30, of Graysville, Alabama.

Police said officers from the North Precinct responded to First Street and Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard on a report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found the victim lying on the ground unresponsive, suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased as a result of his injuries.

According to law enforcement, detectives later learned that while standing in the midst of a mobile car wash area with several others, a single gunshot was fired and several people dispersed. Shortly after, the victim was found in the alleyway unresponsive after he ran a short distance and collapsed.

No suspect is in custody. Police request that anyone with information pertaining to the case contact B.P.D. Homicide at (205) 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777.


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