BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police are investigating a homicide that happened Wednesday afternoon in Ensley.
Officials confirm the incident happened at 15th Street and Avenue S.
Police say a man was shot to death while sitting inside his truck. Police identified the victim as 54-year-old Sylvester Poole.
"As a police officer, you have people on your beat that you know and see often. Mr. Poole was one of those people officers knew and saw often. Our focus is to find out what happened and bring his family some closure," Sgt. Bryan Shelton said.
Authorities say the truck was still running when they arrived at the location.
We're also told police do not think this was a random attack. They believe the victim knew the shooter.