FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 67 Thursday,
April 7, 2011, 9:28 A.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
The Birmingham Police Department reports today that detectives are investigating a homicide.
The incident occurred on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at approximately
10:30 p.m. at #2 41st Street South.
Officers from the South Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a report
of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located the victim lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound
to the chest. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded and transported the victim to U.A.B. Hospital for treatment. Hospital staff pronounced the victim deceased on Thursday, April 7, 2011.
A second victim suffered a gunshot wound, but is expected to recover from his injury.
Officers found that the victims had just exited a teen club located at the incident location
when the shooting took place. Witnesses described a red Chevrolet Monte Carlo and a square-bodied Buick leaving
the scene after the shooting.
The victim has been identified as: Willie Burch, B/M,
17, of Birmingham, Alabama.
No arrests have been made at this time. Additional information will be released as it
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to this case, they are encouraged to contact
the Birmingham Police Department @ 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @