Birmingham police make arrest after man found dead in abandoned vehicle at Shell gas station

Birmingham police make arrest after man found dead in abandoned vehicle at Shell gas station
Lawrence Eaton is charged with killing Timothy Hall. (Source: Birmingham PD)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham police have arrested Lawrence Eaton for the killing of Timothy Hall.

Eaton is charged with capital murder and is being held in Jefferson County Jail with no bond.

The shooting happened around 2:45 a.m. on January 17. Police responded to the 200 block of 62nd Street South on report of a shot spotter alert at 2:45 a.m. Police reports said when they arrived on the scene, they located several “spent shell casings” and blood on the ground.

Officers said they searched the area and came across a community member who stated they had a person of interest on the phone with them who may be connected to the initial shot spotter call. At 4:25 a.m., officers were told that the unnamed person of interest was travelling inside of a vehicle on the east side of Birmingham and left their vehicle parked at the Shell gas station at 3833 Eastlake Boulevard.

Officers arrived to the Shell gas station where they saw the vehicle, abandoned, in the parking lot. When they approached the vehicle they found Hall, 39, lying unresponsive inside, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the scene and pronounced him dead.

Officers were informed that the person of interest was at a nearby address in Tarrant, where officers took the person of interest into custody for questioning.

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