Birmingham murder suspect arrested in Florida

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A man wanted for the death of a Birmingham man back in March was arrested Tuesday in Florida.

Birmingham police said Michael Benson, 19, of Birmingham was arrested Tuesday morning by U.S. Marshals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Investigators issued a murder warrant against Benson in April for the the death of Melvin Howard.  Police found Howard suffering from a gunshot wound in an alley in west Birmingham on March 21, 2009. He died the next morning at a hospital.