Man found shot to death early Sunday morning in B’ham identified

Man found shot to death early Sunday morning in B’ham identified
Police said they received a Shot Spotter call of one round fired in the 300 block of 72nd Street North around 2:05 a.m. (Source: Gray)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Sunday morning.

Authorities have identified the victim as 59-year-old Melvin Earl Nelson.

Police said they received a Shot Spotter call of one round fired in the 300 block of 72nd Street North around 2:05 a.m.

Officers from East Precinct responded to the scene and found Nelson unresponsive lying on the curb near the road.

There are no suspects in custody.

Anyone who has information about this shooting, please contact Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 205-254-7777 or the Birmingham Police Department’s Homicide Division at 205-254-1764.

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