Man found dead on park bench in Avondale
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Birmingham police reported earlier on Wednesday that a man was found shot to death on a park bench in Avondale, and were investigating it as a homicide.
Later on Wednesday, police reclassified it as an unclassified death investigation. Evidence discovered leads detectives to believe the incident was a suicide.
Police say a formal ruling of the cause of death will be determined by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, pending a formal autopsy.
A homicide investigation is underway at Avondale Park after a man’s body was found Wednesday morning.
Police say they received a call around 5 a.m. of a man sitting unresponsive on a park bench.
Upon arrival they discovered the man’s body sitting on a bench, shot and killed with a single gunshot.
Birmingham Police is asking anyone with information about this incident to please contact Birmingham Police or Crime Stoppers.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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