Four arrested in connection to December murder

Photos courtesy the Birmingham Police Department
Photos courtesy the Birmingham Police Department

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – The Birmingham Police Department says they have made four arrests in connection to a December '09 murder.

21-year-old Kourtney Collins, 19-year-old Joshua Deloach, 25-year-old Derrick Young and 21-year-old Michael Johnson have all been charged with the murder of 21-year-old Kortney Nichols.

Nichols was found suffering from gunshot wound in front of the Aspen Run apartment complex on December 23, 2009. He later died at UAB Hospital.

"The investigators in this case showed true dedication to their job, the victim and his family while continuing to search for justice when all leads appeared exhausted," said Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. "Although there is much more work involved in this investigation, I commend the detectives and Crime Reduction Team for their tireless efforts in apprehending these suspects."

The suspects are in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.

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