Birmingham Police investigating homicide after finding body in apartment

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The victim was discovered on Friday at approximately 5:15 p.m.{}{}{} {}South Precinct officers were dispatched to 211 Coolidge Courtway to investigate a report of a deceased person. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim inside the apartment unresponsive. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased. Evidence located inside the apartment has prompted investigators to classify this case as a homicide.{}{}{}{}{}{} {}A suspect was taken into custody in this case.

The victim's identity will be released upon confirmation by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office and notification of family members.Additional information will be released as it becomes available.If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, they are encouraged to contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit at 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.