From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A 42-year-old man found dead in a parking lot has been identified by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner, Melvin Foster, Jr., of Midfield, sustained gunshot wound injuries during a reported assault at a parking lot. North Precinct officers were dispatched at approximately 7:00 a.m. to 1328 28th Street North (“Old Kirby Middle School”) on a report of a person down.
Officers arrived on the scene and observed a male victim lying unresponsive in a parking lot suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived and pronounced the male dead.
“The preliminary investigation suggests the victim may have been shot during a period between the previous night and the early morning,” Birmingham Police Officer Truman Fitzgerald said. “Currently, there is no one in custody.”
Authorities ask if anyone has information pertaining to the case, please contact the BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
This is Birmingham’s 101st murder investigation of 2021, with 13 justifiable death investigations.
The story will be updated when more information is available.