Birmingham police arrest man in August murder

Birmingham police arrest man in August murder
Officers say Dennis Coleman shot and killed a man during a robbery in Birmingham. (SOURCE: Birmingham Police Dept.) (Source: SOURCE: Birmingham Police Dept.)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police say they made an arrest after a man was shot and killed during a robbery.

Officers say 48-year-old Dennis Coleman shot 44-year-old Erick DeWayne Hutchins on a front porch in the 5400 block of Watson Avenue in West Birmingham.

Authorities say neighbors called 911 to report a gunshot in the area. This happened prior to a citizen locating the victim.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue and the Jefferson County Coroner pronounced Hutchins dead at the scene.

Coleman is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a Capital Murder warrant.

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