FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 171 Tuesday,
September 13, 2011,
4:00 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
Homicide Investigation Update
The Birmingham Police Department reports that a suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday,
July 24, 2011, at approximately 12:01 a.m.
at Avenue K and 21st Street Ensley.
The victim has been identified as: James Portis, B/M, 20, of Birmingham, Alabama.
The suspect has been identified as: Jeremy Ware, B/M, 36, of Birmingham, Alabama. A Murder warrant with a $40,000.00 bond has been obtained
against the suspect.
The Birmingham Police Department CRT took the suspect into custody in the 9900 block of Parkway East without incident.
The suspect is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.
A photo of the suspect may be obtained at the B.P.D. Headquarters, located at 1710 1st Avenue North.
Refer to media release #145 of 2011 for additional information on this case.