Birmingham records 50th homicide of 2009

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police searched for clues Friday in the city's 50th homicide of the year.

Investigators, in a statement to FOX6 News, said Patrick Eldridge, 33, of Annette Street, was found shot to death near the rear door of his home around noon Friday.  Police said his van was stolen in the incident.

No arrests were immediately made.

Police asked for help in finding the van or information about the shooting.  The van was described as a two-tone blue Chevrolet Astro van with Alabama license plate 1G7729F.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the Birmingham Police Department Homicide Unit at (205) 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers (205) 254-7777.