Convicted felon charged in Smithfield homicide

Stanley Chatman

Stanley Chatman, of Birmingham, was taken into custody Friday and is now charged with Murder after the Friday afternoon shooting death of 31-year-old Derrick King in the 500 block of 10th Court North.{} Chatman was released from prison in November of 2012 for a 2005 homicide.

At approximately 3:00 PM Friday afternoon officers from the North Precinct were called to a residence in the 500 block of 10th Court North to investigate a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located the victim lying on the grass suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived and transported the victim to U.A.B. Hospital for additional treatment. Hospital staff later pronounced the victim deceased.

Officers learned that the victim had a verbal altercation with the Chatman just before the shooting.