From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Police in Birmingham are investigating the second homicide in two days after a man was found shot to death on Friday night, Sgt. Johnny Williams said.
On Thursday, police said 78-year-old Lewis Zicarelli was shot and killed when he answered a knock at the door of his Ruffner Mountain area home.
The second incident occurred on Friday, Aug. 30, at approximately 11:20 p.m. Williams said the identity of the deceased will be released upon confirmation and notification of immediate family.
“Officers from the West Precinct responded to 5417 Watson Avenue to investigate a report of a person shot,” Williams said. “Upon arrival, officers observed a person lying on the front porch of an abandoned residence unresponsive. The victim appeared to have suffered an apparent gunshot wound.”
Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived along with the Jefferson County Coroner and pronounced the victim deceased on the scene.
“Residents in the neighborhood called 911 to report hearing a gunshot in the area prior to the victim being located by a citizen,” Williams said. “There are no suspects in custody.”
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.