From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Police in Birmingham identified those killed in a double homicide after two people were found dead in a residence on Tuesday night.
“At approximately 11:41 p.m., officers from West Precinct responded to a residence in the 400 block of 29th Street Ensley on reports of two people found deceased,” Sgt. Rodarius Mauldin said. “Officers arrived and observed two victim lying in a bedroom unresponsive.”
Mauldin said both victims suffered from apparent gunshot wounds.
Joseph Scott Norris, 40, and Jacqueline Sims Newsome, 39, both of Birmingham, were both pronounced dead on the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner and Birmingham Fire & Rescue.
“The preliminary investigation indicates the landlord of residence was notified that a door was open at the property,” Mauldin said. “The landlord went to check on the property and discovered both victims inside deceased. The victims were last heard from earlier during the day on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.”
No arrest has been made in connection to this homicide. Detectives have not established a clear motive.
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 @ 205-254-7777. Updates will be provided as information comes available.
This is Birmingham’s 81st and 82nd homicide investigation of 2020 and 14 justifiable death investigations and 1 non-criminal homicide (accidental shooting).