Texas man arrested for murder after Christmas Day shooting in North Birmingham

Published: Dec. 25, 2021 at 3:40 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 31, 2021 at 12:56 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in North Birmingham on Christmas Day.

Authorities say officers went to the scene of a person shot on 40th Street West just after 11 a.m. There they found 42-year-old Raymond Cotton Jr. on a front porch suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Cotton Jr. was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Investigators believe Cotton Jr. was walking to the front porch, when he was approached on foot by a suspect. They say the investigation suggests the suspect shot him, and then fled the scene.

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives obtained an arrest warrant for murder on 40-year-old Micah Spratt of Dallas, Texas.

Police say on Dec. 31, Micah Spratt was taken into custody in Dallas, Texas by Dallas Police Department patrol officers.

Spratt is currently in the custody of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office awaiting extradition to the Jefferson County Jail, where he will be held on $250,000 bond.


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