Hotel security officer arrested in connection with Friday shooting

InTown Suites Friday night

A 24-year-old security guard has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with a late night shooting at a Birmingham extended-stay hotel.

Birmingham Police officers responded to the InTown Suites on the 1100 block of Huffman Road Friday around 11:30 p.m. after receiving reports of two people shot. When officers arrived they found a male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the parking lot of the facility. A 24-year-old female was also located by officers and had been shot in the leg. She was identified by police as being the girlfriend of the male. Her injury is non-life threatening.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived to the scene and pronounced the man dead on the scene. He is identified as 27-year-old David Winston of Birmingham.

Police later learned Winston and the suspect, a security guard at the hotel, had gotten into a verbal altercation with the victim prior to the shooting.

The guard, 24-year-old Pierre Myles of Bessemer has been arrested. A Murder warrant with a $75,000 bond, as well as an Assault warrant with a $15,000 bond has been obtained against Myles. He is being held in the Jefferson County Jail.