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UPDATE: Arrest made after 70-year-old man dies, caught in the crossfire in a Birmingham shooting

Brandon Parker
Brandon Parker(Birmingham Police Department)
Updated: Jul. 15, 2020 at 2:22 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Birmingham police said a 36-year-old man has been arrested in the killing of an innocent bystander in June.

70-year-old Larry Pettway was shot and killed, caught in the crossfire, near Jefferson Avenue and 17th Street North on June 5, 2020.

Arrest in bystander's death
Arrest in bystander's death(BPD/Twitter)

36-year-old Brandon Parker has been arrested and is being held in a jail in Tennessee on other charges. Upon release, Parker will be transferred to the Jefferson County jail on murder charges.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., officers from the West Precinct responded to 17TH Street and Jefferson Avenue SW on a call of a person shot.

Officers arrived and discovered the victim lying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound.

Pettway was taken to UAB hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests the shots were fired from a nearby area and the victim was caught in the crossfire.

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