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Birmingham man indicted in April shooting death

Birmingham man indicted in April shooting death

A Jefferson County grand jury indicted Tavares Cortez Taylor on intentional murder in the shooting death of 35-year-old Randall Dewon Brown....
26-year-old fatally shot during robbery in Birmingham; 4th slaying countywide in 3 days

26-year-old fatally shot during robbery in Birmingham; 4th slaying countywide in 3 days

Birmingham police on Tuesday identified the victim as Jeremy Robinson. The shooting happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. in the 500 block of 41st Street North in the city's Tom Brown...
Woman charged in stabbing death of Birmingham mother

Woman charged in stabbing death of Birmingham mother

Danielle Devonna Sullens was booked into the Jefferson County Jail Sunday at 7:32 p.m., jail records show. She is charged with murder and second-degree assault. Her bond is set at...
37-year-old Birmingham mother stabbed to death; families 'torn apart,' police say

37-year-old Birmingham mother stabbed to death; families 'torn apart,' police say

Birmingham police on Saturday identified the victim as Rashaunda Holyfield....
Teen jailed in deadly shooting charged with more felonies in unrelated gunfire, robbery

Teen jailed in deadly shooting charged with more felonies in unrelated gunfire, robbery

Birmingham police on Tuesday announced three additional attempted murder warrants against 17-year-old Jhontaye Cobb. He is one of two suspects charged so far in the death of...
Man, 61, charged in DUI traffic death of 11-month-old boy

Man, 61, charged in DUI traffic death of 11-month-old boy

Robert Lee Hardy Jr. is charged with vehicular manslaughter in the death of Hajile Watkins Jr....
Possible 3rd suspect sought in killing of Birmingham teen

Possible 3rd suspect sought in killing of Birmingham teen

Two teens, ages 17 and 18, were formally charged Friday in the slaying of Terrius Hilliard. Jhontaye Cobb and Aubrey King are charged with capital murder. Police are asking for the...
Man indicted in slaying of 55-year-old Birmingham woman

Man indicted in slaying of 55-year-old Birmingham woman

A Jefferson County grand jury indicted 58-year-old Henry Williams Gosha on a murder charge. Initially, Gosha was charged with capital murder in the February death of Cassandra...
Grandson charged in murder of 88-year-old Birmingham church deaconess

Grandson charged in murder of 88-year-old Birmingham church deaconess

Sean Delong Wilson, 48, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail at 2:44 p.m. Thursday, jail records show. He is charged with murder in the death of 88-year-old Doris Gooden, and...
26-year-old charged in July slaying of Birmingham mother

26-year-old charged in July slaying of Birmingham mother

Quandarius Frazier was booked into the Jefferson County Jail at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, jail records show. He was released at 11:22 p.m. after posting $120,000 bond....
15-year-old Birmingham high school student shot to death in Ensley now identified

15-year-old Birmingham high school student shot to death in Ensley now identified

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Terrius Hilliard. He attended Jackson-Olin High School....
2nd suspect charged in shooting death of Birmingham father of 4

2nd suspect charged in shooting death of Birmingham father of 4

Derrick Edwin Johnson, 21, is charged with murder in the June 17 killing of 30-year-old Erwin Jones. Phalander Hayes, 17, was arrested in June and also charged in Jones' slaying....
Birmingham man killed in hail of gunfire identified; more than 60 shots fired

Birmingham man killed in hail of gunfire identified; more than 60 shots fired

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Howard Dewayne Bruce. He was 35....
Fight, shootout in southwest Birmingham leave 2 injured

Fight, shootout in southwest Birmingham leave 2 injured

Birmingham police said two women were taken to the hospital - one with a gunshot wound to the hip and the other with a head wound from an unknown object - after the incident in...
Capital murder charges filed against 2 teens in crime spree partially livestreamed on Facebook

Capital murder charges filed against 2 teens in crime spree partially livestreamed on Facebook

Demarcus Daniels, 17, and X'Zavier McWillie, 16, were formally charged in the slaying of 20-year-old Antonio Brooks on Aug. 17. The pair has been jailed on $600,000 bond each since...
Judge jails officer on contempt charge for being 'intoxicated and disheveled' in court

Judge jails officer on contempt charge for being 'intoxicated and disheveled' in court

Officer Velvet Smith, 47, was jailed on a contempt charge this week after she failed to show up to testify in a rape and sexual torture trial, and later showed up in a condition...
Police: Guns in school aren't cool; report it and get paid

Police: Guns in school aren't cool; report it and get paid

Authorities have recovered 11 guns from schools in the City of Birmingham in the past three years and speculate that many more make it through the front doors without ever being...
'Mom, I'm hit': Birmingham mother recounts son's shooting at school bus stop

'Mom, I'm hit': Birmingham mother recounts son's shooting at school bus stop

Jawanna Kinnion and her 8-year-old son were at the bus stop in Woodlawn Tuesday morning when gunfire erupted during a argument between a man and woman nearby....
8-year-old among 2 shot in morning dispute in Woodlawn area; 3rd child shot in 10 days

8-year-old among 2 shot in morning dispute in Woodlawn area; 3rd child shot in 10 days

The shooting happened shortly after 6 a.m. at 6021 First Avenue North in the parking lot of a business - Pacific Seafood, said Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards....
47-year-old man identified as Birmingham's 64th homicide

47-year-old man identified as Birmingham's 64th homicide

Birmingham police on Saturday identified the victim as Myron Pratt. He was 47....
Supercop: BPD's longest-serving detective retires with $36 million in drug seizures under her gun belt

Supercop: BPD's longest-serving detective retires with $36 million in drug seizures under her gun belt

Birmingham Vice and Narcotics Det. Mary Wiley is retiring after 26 years on the force. "The citizens of Birmingham will never know Mary's full impact, which goes far beyond the...
Shootout in McDonald's stemmed from long-running feud over pool game; elderly suspect jailed

Shootout in McDonald's stemmed from long-running feud over pool game; elderly suspect jailed

Lawrence Perry was booked into the Jefferson County Jail at 12:49 p.m. Thursday, jail records show. He is charged with attempted murder in the Monday-night wounding of a...
Birmingham woman cleared in 2016 shooting of husband under Stand Your Ground law

Birmingham woman cleared in 2016 shooting of husband under Stand Your Ground law

Shernita Stubbs Thomas, 28, was arrested last year after she shot her husband - Mario Moore - multiple times during a day of arguing at the couple's Queenstown Avenue home. This...
Slain 2-year-old's parents didn't knowingly put child in danger, family says

Slain 2-year-old's parents didn't knowingly put child in danger, family says

"They would have never put that baby in harm's way,'' said Cheryl Irby, the grandmother of a 2-year-old boy shot and killed in Avondale Saturday night. "That was their baby."...
23-year-old man shot, killed following dispute over lighter outside gentleman's club

23-year-old man shot, killed following dispute over lighter outside gentleman's club

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Gerald Duane Bailey. He was 23....
Skeletal remains found in Ensley confirmed to be missing Gulf War veteran

Skeletal remains found in Ensley confirmed to be missing Gulf War veteran

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office on Friday said they used medical records from previous surgeries to positively identify 60-year-old Walter Richardson. The retired U.S. Marine...
Driver in deadly 2016 truck, train collision was under influence of meth; now charged, records state

Driver in deadly 2016 truck, train collision was under influence of meth; now charged, records state

Gerald Wade Terry is charged with two counts of reckless murder, according to court records made public Friday. Charles Cornelius Billups, 27, and Charles Patterson, 25, were...
Suspect indicted on capital murder charge in February robbery, shooting of Odenville man

Suspect indicted on capital murder charge in February robbery, shooting of Odenville man

Anthony Fairley, 35, is charged with capital murder in the Feb. 10 death of Lakota Barak Miller. Miller's body was found inside an abandoned home on Fifth Terrace North....
'I loved my mama so much': 11-year-old grieves loss of mother in Birmingham murder

'I loved my mama so much': 11-year-old grieves loss of mother in Birmingham murder

Stephanie Loyde, a 33-year-old mother, was shot to death Sunday night outside of her east Birmingham apartment, less than two years after her brother was killed. "But you don't...
Woman, 33, killed in Sunday-night Birmingham shooting identified

Woman, 33, killed in Sunday-night Birmingham shooting identified

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Stephanie Loyde, who had a young teen daughter. Loyd's brother was slain in Birmingham less than two years ago....