Birmingham Police investigating fatal shooting on 7th Ave.

Officers investigating fatal shooting on 7th Avenue South. ( | Stephen Quinn) 

The Birmingham Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle that was seen driving down 7th Avenue South around 1:00 A.M. with the headlights off. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop for the police, and crashed in the 3200 block of Highland Drive. After the crash, the driver ran from the car but was apprehended after a brief foot chase.

The driver was taken to police headquarters where he admitted to shooting the victim on 7th Ave.

The suspect says that the victim made sexual advances toward him. He then shot the victim and left the scene in the victim's car.

The victim is only being identified as a 54-year-old white male, pending notification of family.


A man was found dead from a gunshot wound to the neck early Wednesday morning.

Birmingham Police say the man was found on 7th Avenue South.

ABC 33/40 will update this story as more information is made available.

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