Man killed in early morning B’ham shooting identified

Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 8:45 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2022 at 11:28 AM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A man was shot and killed during an assault in Birmingham’s West End neighborhood early Friday morning, according to the Jefferson County Coroner.

The shooting happed around 3:30 a.m. in the 800 block of 7th Street SW.

The victim, identified by authorities as 56-year-old Richard Spence, was taken to Princeton Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police say their preliminary investigation indicates Spence was involved in an argument with the suspect prior to being shot multiple times. The incident took place at a private residence with several people present.

A person of interest is being questioned by investigators. No formal charges have been filed in this case. Updates will be provided as this case develops, according to police.

If anyone has information pertaining to the case, please contact the BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764, or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.


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