Man found dead in Hoover

HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - A man was found dead in Hoover early Friday morning from what authorities said appeared to be a homicide.

The Jefferson County Coroner said Nicholas Matthew Johnson, 25, was found dead in the 500 block of Shades Crest Road shortly after 1 a.m. Friday.

The coroner did not release the cause of death but said he would rule the death a homicide.

No other information was immediately available.