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UPDATE: Arrest made in deadly Five Points South shooting

Larry Rollins is charged in the death of Eric  Sledge Jr. of Hoover.
Larry Rollins is charged in the death of Eric Sledge Jr. of Hoover.(Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office)
Updated: May. 2, 2021 at 4:46 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A man has been arrested in a deadly shooting in Five Points South.

Larry Denzel Rollins, 28, is in the Jefferson County Jail.

Birmingham police found 27-year-old Eric Tyler Sledge Jr. of Hoover lying in the middle of the 1100 block of 20th Street South on May 2. He was suffering from a gunshot wound. Sledge was taken to UAB Hospital where he died.

According to BPD, an early investigation suggests Sledge had been walking with a group of people who had just been involved in an argument, when an unknown suspect began shooting in his direction.

Police say a motive is still unclear.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254- 7777.

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