FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 191 Friday,
October 21, 2011,
3:58 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
Shooting Investigation and Arrest
The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with a shooting investigation.
Officers from the East Precinct responded to the Marathon Gas Station located at 6805 1st Avenue North to investigate a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers talked with the victim who stated the suspect, who is the owner of the business, accused him of stealing and began to fire a handgun as
he left the business. There were no injuries during the shooting, but the victim’s vehicle sustained damage.
The suspect has been identified as: Diep Van Do, A/M, 56, of Birmingham, Alabama. A Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle warrant
with a $30,000.00 bond has been obtained against the suspect.
The suspect is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.
A photo of the suspect may be obtained at the B.P.D. Headquarters, located at 1710 1st Avenue North.