Police: Man believed to be walking dog shot and killed in Birmingham

Police: Man believed to be walking dog shot and killed in Birmingham
(Source: Raycom images)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police are investigating an overnight homicide in the 900 block of Beacon Parkway East.

Police have identified the victim as 24-year-old Jessie Merchant Birt of Birmingham.

After investigating, police say Birt called 911 to report someone in the parking lot of TimberChase Apartments with a gun.

The suspect - who has not yet been identified - reportedly showed the weapon to another person in the parking lot.

Police say Birt went outside where he encountered the suspect. Some kind of exchange happened between Birt and the suspect before Birt was shot.

The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. Officers found the victim in the parking lot. He was transported to UAB Hospital where he died from his injuries.

No arrests have been made. If you have any information that could help police find the suspect, you’re asked to call 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

Copyright 2020 WBRC. All rights reserved.