FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 52 Friday,
March 11, 2011, 3:55 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
Homicide Investigation Update
The Birmingham Police Department reports today that the suspect of a homicide investigation has
been identified and charged. The incident occurred on Thursday, March 10, 2011
at approximately 11:00 p.m. in
the 4300 block of 10th Avenue, Wylam.
The victim’s identity will be released pending notification of family.
The suspect has been identified as: Michael Burts, B/M, 53. A Murder warrant with a $60,000.00
bond has been obtained against the suspect. The suspect is in the custody of the Birmingham City Jail and will
soon be transferred to 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 #49 of 2011 for additional information on this case.