FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 90 Monday,
May 9, 2011, 4:46 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
Homicide Investigation Update
The Birmingham Police Department reports that a suspect is in custody in connection with a
homicide investigation. The incident took place on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at approximately 10:10 p.m. at the
intersection of 6th Place and Avenue T. Pratt City.
The victim has been identified as: Cornelius Ellison, B/M, 53, of Birmingham, Alabama.
The suspect has been identified as: James Melvin Peebles, B/M, 59, of Birmingham, Alabama. A
Murder warrant with a $250,000.00 bond has been obtained against the suspect.
The suspect is in the custody of the Birmingham City Jail.
A photo of the suspect may be obtained at the B.P.D. Headquarters, located at 1710 1st Avenue