Birmingham police make arrest in cold case

Mark Smith (source Birmingham Police Department)
Mark Smith (source Birmingham Police Department)

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police said Friday they had made an arrest in connection with an unsolved murder from 2007.

Birmingham police, in a statement to FOX6 News, said Mark Smith, 23, of Birmingham, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Lavaughn Fortune. Fortune was found dead inside a car in front of King City Food Mart on Warrior Road in January 2007.

Smith was already in jail awaiting trial for an unrelated homicide that occurred in April of this year.

Birmingham police said this is the fifth cold case homicide their department has solved this year.