Birmingham Police conducting a homicide investigation in Zion City – Alabamas News Leader

Birmingham Police conducting a homicide investigation in Zion City - Alabama\s News Leader
Birmingham Police conducting a homicide investigation in Zion City
Separate murder investigations are underway after an elderly woman was found slain in her home early Sunday, and a man was found fatally shot just hours later across town.

Birmingham police Sunday afternoon identified one of the victims as 84-year-old Hattie Evans. The name of the second victim has not yet been released.

Birmingham East Precinct officers were dispatched just before 2:30 a.m. to a home in the 9000 block of Zion City Road on a welfare check, said police spokesman Officer Rod Mauldin. They gained entry into the home and found Evans unresponsive. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Man shot to death in Birmingham on Sunday morning

Mauldin said Evans had a head injury and the investigation determined she was the victim of a homicide. It wasnt immediately clear when she was killed.

Less than four hours later, police responded to the citys west side after a passerby discovered a man lying in a grassy area. Mauldin said police were dispatched at 6:09 a.m. to the 1100 block of Detroit Street near Wylam Park.

The victim had been shot at least one time and was pronounced dead on the scene by Birmingham Rescue and Fire Service.

Mauldin said they dont know yet when the deadly shooting happened. Detectives are canvassing the area for potential witnesses. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Birmingham homicide detectives at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

BIRMINGHAM — According to Birmingham Police Officer Rodarius Mauldin, an investigation is underway after a man was found shot to death early Sunday morning.

Mauldin said that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday at approximately 6 a.m.

“Officers from the West Precinct were dispatched to the 1100 Block of Detroit Street on a call of person down,” Mauldin said. “Upon arrival officers found the victim unresponsive lying in a grassy area suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Birmingham Fire and Rescue reported to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased as a result of his injuries.”

If anyone has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 254-7777.


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