Victim’s brother identified as suspect in Birmingham apartment homicide

Suspect not in custody, warrant has been obtained for arrest
Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 2:41 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2022 at 6:50 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: The Birmingham Police Department has obtained a warrant for an arrest connected to the murder of Zevin Patterson.

The victim’s brother, Devin Patterson Jr., age 31, has been identified as the suspect. He is wanted for murder and has a bond of $250,000.

Devin Patterson Jr. is not in custody at this time, according to BPD. He is described as 5-foot-7 and around 145 pounds.

BPD says he fled the scene with the murder weapon.

BPD is asking anyone with information about Devin Patterson Jr.’s location to contact the police department immediately at (205) 254-1764, or call Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777.

Devin Renard Patterson, Jr., (31), of Birmingham, AL
Devin Renard Patterson, Jr., (31), of Birmingham, AL(Birmingham Police Department)

ORIGINAL STORY: One person was left dead from a gunshot wound Saturday night in Birmingham.

Zevin Lenard Patterson, 27, was pronounced dead on the scene after authorities responded to a call at the Don L. West Manor Apartments on 59th Street South at approximately 9:56 p.m.

Police say that preliminary investigation suggests there was an altercation between family members prior to the shooting, but no one is currently in custody.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the BPD Homicide Unit at (205) 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-777.

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