From The Tribune staff reports
PINSON — Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call regarding an abandoned pickup truck with the engine running and one of its doors open on the 7600 block of Cedar Mountain Road around 10 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Upon arriving, deputies discovered a dead man “who appeared to have been shot,” the sheriff’s office stated through a press release. The incident is being investigated as a homicide, according to Jefferson County Coroner William Yates. There are currently no witnesses or suspects in the case, and authorities have urged that anyone with information about the shooting to come forward and contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers of Central Alabama at 205-254-7777 or 205-325-1450, option 2.
The deceased has yet to be identified.