Officers from the West Precinct responded to the 2500 block of Bush Boulevard to investigate a Shot Spotter call. Investigators believe Colin may have been chased from the 2500 block of Pike Road when he was shot.
Victor Colin, 19, of Birmingham, was found dead in the 2500 block of Bush Boulevard. Shot Spotter alerted police to the area at 6:29 a.m. Detectives concluded the victim was chased from the 2500 block of Pike Road when he was shot.
Police said there is not a description currently of the suspect. Four people were detained, but there have not been any arrests.
If you have information, you are asked to call police at (205) 254-1764 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (205) 254-7777.
POLICE: Teen chased by shooter, gunned down and left dead on Birmingham roadway
Stay #vigilant…this person just committed a #crime. -Sgt. Williams w/ @BhamPolice as the search continues for suspect(s) in Ensley shooting. @WBRCnews @WBRCgoodday pic.twitter.com/XsSL2PW72u
Police responded at 6:45 a.m. to the 2500 block of 19th Street near Bush Boulevard. That location is outside Deluxe Cleaners.
Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams said West Precinct officers were dispatched to the area after the citys gunfire detection system – Shot Spotter, alerted them to multiple shots fired in the area. Once on the scene, they found an adult male on the ground suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service pronounced him dead on the scene. Williams said they have not yet confirmed the mans identity.
Four people- a man and several women – were handcuffed and detained. Williams said they are not considered suspects at this time, but will be questioned by detectives to determine any possible involvement in the situation.
West Precinct Officers roped off a blocks-wide perimeter. About 8 a.m., the departments K9 teams arrived on the scene. “We know someone, a possible suspect, was in the area, Williams said. Its possible, he said, the suspect had managed to leave the area but said they are trying determine if he is still in the perimeter and hiding somewhere.
The shooting took place just blocks off of the interstate. Williams said police are asking residents in the area to remain vigilant and to let police know if they see something amiss.
The killing is Birminghams 45th homicide victim of 2019. Of those, at least seven have been ruled justifiable and therefore are not deemed criminal by the Birmingham Police Department. In all of Jefferson County, there have been 66 homicides, including the 45 in Birmingham.
Anyone with information on the slaying is asked to call Birmingham police homicide investigators at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.