Birmingham PD: Homicide investigation after man shot dead found in burning home

Published: Jul. 9, 2021 at 6:08 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2021 at 4:55 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a homicide after a man was found dead inside his burning home late Thursday night.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue was called to a residence in the 3700 block of Todd Avenue around 11:30 p.m.

After crews put out the fire, they found 47-year-old Bennie Harris dead inside the home.

The Jefferson County Coroner determined Harris died from a gunshot wound.

Additional details are limited. No arrest has been made.

If you have any information about this case, you’re asked to call Birmingham PD Homicide at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. You can also submit anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s mobile app.

Fatal house fire.
Fatal house fire.(Source: Greg Long/WBRC)

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