From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a homicide after a body was found in an apartment fire early on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.
Ladarrius Jamiel Brooks, 27, was found dead after a neighbor called 911 because of smoke coming from the residence. Birmingham Fire and Rescue found Brooks and police said he had a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead by the coroner’s office at 4:10 a.m.
The fire happened at a complex on Watertown Circle. No suspects are in custody.