Suspect arrested for robbery, attempted murder in Birmingham

Birmingham Police have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with robbery and attempted murder.{} The incident happened Sunday, July 21, 2013 in the 800 block of 24th Street South.

Police responded to a call of a person shot.{} When they arrived, the victim was suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.{} The victim was taken to UAB Hospital for treatment.{} Police say Mario Covington, 33, forced his way into the victim's apartment at gunpoint, shot him and took valuables from the apartment.{}

Covington is at the Jefferson County Jail facing robbery and attempted murder charges.