A 63-year-old man was f@tally sh*t on the porch of his north Birmingham home on Friday afternoon. The v!ctim had a friend or relative who got into an altercation with another group of people.
After following the individual with whom they were disputing to a home in the 1500 block of 19th Street North, the suspects allegedly rang the doorbell and confronted the homeowner. That spot is in the neighborhood of Fountain Heights.
The gunfire that wounded George Williams Jr. occurred around 3 p.m. “He was completely innocent, sitting on his front porch, enjoying the day,’’ Fitzgerald said. Williams was an instant f@tality. There have been no arr*sts.
“Our detectives and patrol officers are working to find out where the original argument took place so we can track these suspects down,’’ Fitzgerald said. “Again,’’ he said, “let’s just point out, a completely innocent victim.”
The tweet below identifies a man slain this afternoon in Birmingham:
Update: A 63-year-old man has been identified as the victim killed this afternoon on Birmingham's northside. https://t.co/HtTpajpXny
— carol robinson (@RobinsonCarol) May 13, 2023
This is the second fatal shooting to occur in Birmingham on Friday afternoon, and the third in less than 24 hours. West Precinct police were called to the 1000 block of Elm Street at 1:45 p.m. on the same day to investigate reports of gunfire. Someone had been struck when they were on their way there.
Take a look at the following items in the news on a crime:
- Southwest Birmingham Man Shot Dead Following Convenience Shop Fight
- One Fatality Reported After Gunshots Erupt During Party in West Birmingham Home
When they arrived, they discovered the unconscious man lying in the road next to his car. On the spot, he was deemed dead. The m*rder in Fountain Heights is the 45th m*rder in Birmingham so far in 2018.
Three were found to be justified and one was an officer-involved sh*oting by an unrelated agency. There have been 56 k!llings in all of Jefferson County, 45 of which have occurred in Birmingham.
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