B’ham PD arrest suspect in overnight homicide

B’ham PD arrest suspect in overnight homicide
40-year-old Derick Lamont King is charged with manslaughter (Source: Birmingham PD)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Police have charged a suspect in connection to a homicide that happened early Thursday morning, May 21.

40-year-old Derick Lamont King has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of 38-year-old Sanquez Anton Giddens.

King is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.

Birmingham police were called to a scene around 12:45 a.m. Thursday in the 8500 block of 3rd Avenue North.

When officers arrived, they found Giddens lying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound.

Giddens was transported to UAB Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police say their preliminary investigation shows the shooting was “narcotics related.”

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