FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 46 Saturday,
March 5, 2011, 2:56 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
Unclassified Death Investigation
The Birmingham Police Department reports today that detectives are investigating a fatal
shooting. The incident occurred on Friday, March 4, 2011 at approximately
11:50 p.m. at 616 5th Place Pratt City.
Officers from the West Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a
report of a person shot. Upon arrival officers located the victim lying inside the location suffering from
a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
Officers also found that three bystanders suffered non life-threatening gunshot wounds. The injured bystanders
were treated at the hospital and released. Investigators later received information that the victim’s injury
was a result of an earlier dispute at the incident location. No suspects are in custody at this time.
The victim has been identified as: Charles Gamble, B/M, 42, of Birmingham,
Due to the evidence and information gathered at this time, the case classification remains
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to this case, they are encouraged to
contact the Birmingham Police Department @ 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 254-7777.