From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation following an incident that occurred on Friday night.
The victim has been identified as Eloy Sierra, 52, of Birmingham.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to 521 5th Street Thomas on reports of a person shot in a nearby alleyway, according to a press release from BPD. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered the victim lying unresponsive in the alleyway, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel later pronounced Sierra deceased. Birmingham police say the preliminary investigation has revealed that the victim and an unknown suspect were involved in a verbal argument that led to the shooting.
Anyone with additional information pertaining to the case is asked to contact BPD at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254- 7777.