Man charged with murder after victim found on back porch of Birmingham home

Man charged with murder after victim found on back porch of Birmingham home
Birmingham police are investigating a body found on Ave N and Pineview Road. (Source: WBRC)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police are investigating a homicide that happened early morning on Dec. 7.

Authorities say the victim was found on the back porch of a home just before 1:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Pineview Road. The victim, 20-year-old Naqwaun Torez Garner, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say 23-year-old Raynod Sistrunk was arrested on Jan. 5 in connection to the homicide.

Sistrunk was charged with murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

Birmingham police say ShotSpotter alerted them of the shooting. The preliminary investigation indicates the victim attempted to enter the back door of his residence when he was ambushed by Sistrunk, who fled after shooting the victim.

Sistrunk will be held in the Jefferson County Jail on $130,000 bond.

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