Birmingham police locate, arrest murder suspect

Birmingham police locate, arrest murder suspect
Keleen Connell, 25. (Source: Birmingham police)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Birmingham police say 25-year-old Keleen Connell was taken into custody on Aug. 31.

A search warrant was executed and Connell was apprehended.

Police say Connell will be held in the Jefferson County Jail on $150,000 bond.


Birmingham police have issued a warrant for a fatal shooting that happened on July 8.

At 11:30 p.m., officers were called to a residence in the 5300 block of Court Q.

Arriving officers found 30-year-old Mikos Lebron Lewis unresponsive.

Detectives have obtained a murder warrant for 25-year-old Keleen Connell, who is currently at large.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Connell.

Authorities say do not approach Connell, as he may be armed and dangerous.

If anyone has information about the whereabouts of Connell, please contact police immediately.

There was a second, unrelated homicide on July 8 that has not revealed any suspects.

Police say this fatal shooting happened at approximately 9:48 p.m. at the Ensley Food Mart on Avenue E. Police say multiple shots were detected by Shot Spotter and arriving officers found the store’s owner in the parking lot unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim has been identified as 62-year-old Amin Poonawalla.

Detectives say the initial investigation indicates the store’s owner was possibly locking the store when he was shot. There is not any information on possible suspects.

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