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Man found dead on park bench in Avondale

Death investigation at Avondale Park
Death investigation at Avondale Park(wbrc)
Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 7:51 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2021 at 5:17 PM CST
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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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