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UAB researcher shot and killed in Woodlawn

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office says David Gibbs Westbrook, Jr. was shot to death in the...
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office says David Gibbs Westbrook, Jr. was shot to death in the 100 block of 54th Street North around 10:51 p.m.(None)
Published: May. 25, 2022 at 9:08 AM CDT|Updated: May. 27, 2022 at 2:44 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A 50-year-old man shot and killed in Birmingham on May 23 has been identified.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office says David Gibbs Westbrook, Jr. was shot to death in the 100 block of 54th Street North around 10:51 p.m.

Birmingham Police are investigating Westbrook’s death.

Westbrook worked as a researcher at UAB for more than 25 years, and also a volunteer for Birmingham AIDS Outreach.

UAB released this statement on Westbrook’s death:

No suspects are in custody.

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