From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A man who died by gunfire on Friday, January 14, 2022, has been identified.
Birmingham resident Richard Lewis Spence Jr., 56, was discovered suffering from a gunshot wound on the 800 block of 7th Street Southwest around 3:30 a.m. that morning. He was transported to Princeton Baptist Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 4 a.m.
Deputy Coroner Bill Yates identified the victim.
“The decedent sustained gunshot wound injuries during a reported assault,” Yates reported. “The death is being investigated as a homicide therefore, all questions regarding the circumstances surrounding the death should be made to the Birmingham Police Department.”