FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 228 Tuesday,
December 14, 2010, 8:10 A.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
To date, forty-nine (50) chargeable Homicides have been reported in the City of Birmingham
during 2010, compared to sixty (60) at this time in 2009.
Homicide #50: Occurred on Monday, December 13, 2010 at approximately 11:49 p.m. at 4341 47th Avenue North.
Officers from the North Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a report of a person shot.
Officers arrived and located the victim lying in the grass at the rear of the residence. The victim was unresponsive and suffering
from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead upon arrival at U.A.B. Hospital.
The victim has been identified as: Marcus Smith, B/M, 39, of Birmingham, Alabama.
There have been no arrests or charges in the case. 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.