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Birmingham PD: Son arrested for reckless murder after shooting his father

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 8:04 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2021 at 5:22 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Birmingham Police Department is investigating after they say a son fatally shot his father.

Police were called to a scene in the 1600 block of 51st Street Ensley early Wednesday evening.

Sgt. Mauldin with Birmingham PD says when officers arrived at the scene, they found 60-year-old Charles Sylvester Stewart in a residence suffering from a gunshot wound. Stewart was pronounced dead at the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue.

Police say their initial investigation indicates a physical altercation escalated, resulting in the son fatally shooting his father.

Authorities have identified the son as 27-year-old Charles Stewart Jr.

Stewart Jr. remained at the scene until police arrived. He was taken into custody, and police say he is cooperating with their investigation.

Detectives obtained a warrant for reckless murder, $15,000 bond, with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for Stewart Jr.’s arrest. He will be transported from the Birmingham City Jail to the Jefferson County Jail.

No word on what caused the argument.

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