From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A 31-year-old man was killed, and a female was injured in a shooting that occurred on Sunday, Jan. 15, at approximately 2:20 a.m.
According to the Birmingham Police Department (BPD), multiple Shot Spotter alerts were activated in the 100 Block of 4th Avenue North.
“A Birmingham Police officer working in an off-duty capacity heard the gunfire; our officer investigated the scene,” Officer Truman Fitzgerald stated. “Upon further investigation, our officer observed an adult female victim near the roadway suffering from an apparent gunshot wound; officers observed a vehicle nearby that had been struck by gunfire.”
Fitzgerald stated that inside the vehicle, Thomas Lee Bailey, of Birmingham, was unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced Bailey dead. BFR transported the adult female victim to UAB Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.
“The preliminary investigation suggests multiple rounds were fired in the area,” Fitzgerald stated. “Officers observed spent shell casings in the roadway on 4th Avenue North.”
Currently, there is no one in custody.
Authorities ask if there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case to contact the BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
This is Birmingham’s 6th murder investigation of 2023.
The story will be updated when more information is available.