Birmingham Police charge suspect for Sunday homicide

Charles DeBruce

CharlesDeBruce, of Birmingham, has been charged with Capital Murder, Attempted Murder,and Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Dwelling, for his role in the murderof 63 year old Williams Evans Sunday, July 1.{}DeBruce is being held without bond at the Jefferson County Jail.

OnSunday, July 1, 2012 at approximately 5:30PM Officers from the East Precinctresponded to the 100 block of 68th Place North after hearinggunshots in the area. Upon arrival, officers located a male and femalesuffering from gunshot wounds. Birmingham Fire and Rescue transported bothvictims to U.A.B. Hospital for treatment. {}Hospital staff pronounced Evans as deceasedand the female victim was treated and released. Officers from the SouthPrecinct later located the suspect, who also required treatment for a gunshotwound sustained during the shooting.

Duringthe investigation, officers learned that an altercation occurred just before theshooting between DeBruce and Evans.