From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The man who was found shot to death in a rural stretch of road on Sunday in east Birmingham has now been identified following an autopsy and notification of the family.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Jacqkingman Bennett, 26, of Birmingham.
Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates said that Bennett’s death is a result of a gunshot wound sustained in an assault.
Birmingham Police Department Sgt. Rod Mauldin said that East Precinct officers responded to the location following a call of an unresponsive person around 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2020, on 88 Street North and 14th Avenue North in east Birmingham.
Upon arrival to the scene, officers discovered Bennett suffering from a gunshot wound lying on the ground. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived and subsequently pronounced Bennett dead.
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“This is an isolated area, not well traveled,” Mauldin said. “So we need your assistance.”
This remains an ongoing investigation.
If you have any information call Birmingham homicide detectives at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.