Bessemer police identify homicide victim

Bessemer police identify homicide victim

BESSEMER, AL (WBRC) - Officials with the Bessemer Police Department are investigating a homicide they say happened Monday night.

According to Lieutenant Christian Clemons with Bessemer PD, one person is dead after the incident in the 1500 block of Fairfax Avenue off of Highway 150.

On Tuesday, police identified the victim as 58-year-old Leon Slay of Bessemer.

Officers found Slay lying in the road near a curb outside of an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Fairfax Avenue off of Highway 150 around 8 p.m.

He had a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on the scene.

No one has been arrested so far. Detectives are investigating Slay's death as a homicide.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Bessemer Police Department at 205-425-2411 or the tip line at 205-428-3541.

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