Man's body found near St. Vincent's Hospital, ruled as homicide

Man's body found near St. Vincent's Hospital, ruled as homicide

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police are investigating after a man's body was found near St. Vincent's Hospital.

The victim, a middle-aged white man, was found shot under the Red Mountain Expressway overpass next to the hospital around 1:45 a.m.

Police say the shooter fled the scene and wrecked his vehicle while attempting to elude authorities.

After a brief foot pursuit, police took the suspect into custody.

During an interview with authorities, the suspect says he shot the man after he made sexual advances toward the suspect.

Police are withholding the name of the victim pending next of kin notification.

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