From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — on Thursday, October 12, 2023.
Officers arrived on the scene at around 6:45 p.m. and observed the victim, Reginald Dewayne Tolbert, 51, of Birmingham, lying unresponsive in an abandoned building, suffering from a gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 8 p.m.
Investigators believe the victim and suspect were acquainted with one another. The suspect approached the victim and began a verbal altercation. The suspect then shot the victim and ran away from the scene.
Officers on scene were given detailed information about the suspect. Officers then began searching for the suspect and quickly took the suspect into custody without incident.
Anyone with information about the case can contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.