From The Tribune staff reports
UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Earl Lee Junior Alexander, 40, of
Birmingham. This is Birmingham’s 63rd homicide investigation of 2020.
BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation involving a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, Aug. 4.
According to an announcement from BPD, officers received a shot spotter notification at approximately 7 a.m. in the 7100 block of 2nd Avenue South. Upon arrival, officers from the East Precinct discovered the victim lying in the alley suffering from a gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue later pronounced the victim dead at the scene. Police say the victim will be identified upon notification of family members.
Detectives have not established a motive and no arrests have been made. Anyone with knowledge of the incident is encouraged to contact Birmingham’s homicide unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.