From Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham police are investigating a homicide after a body was found in the early-morning hours Monday.
Naqwaun Torez Garner, 20, was discovered in the 1300 block of Pineview Road in Birmingham, and was pronounced dead at 1:48 a.m. A release from the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office says Garner, a resident of Birmingham, sustained gunshot wound injuries during a reported assault.
The Birmingham Police Department is investigating the case as a homicide. Through a press release, BPD says officers from West Precinct responded to a ShotSpotter call at 1340 Pineview Road at approximately 1:22 a.m. on Monday. Officers arrived and were alerted to the location of the wounded victim. Garner was found unconscious suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on the back porch of his residence.
The preliminary police investigation indicates Garner was attempting to enter the back door of his residence when he was ambushed by the suspect. The suspect possibly fled the location. There are no suspects in custody and detectives have not established a motive.
This is an ongoing investigation.