|Homicide Investigation Update|
|Local News Headlines|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:11|
The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at approximately 5:20 p.m. at 517 18th Street Ensley.
The victim has been identified as:
Johnta Tate, B/M, 28, of Birmingham, Alabama.
Officers from the West Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a call of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue transported the victim to UAB Hospital for treatment. Hospital staff pronounced the victim deceased upon arrival. The suspect was taken into custody a short time after the incident.
Officers learned that the victim and suspect were involved in a dispute just before the shooting.
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, they are encouraged to contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit at 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.