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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                Media Release No. 226 Friday,  November 27, 2013,  4:16 P.M., CDT



Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams Jr.  
                      Public Information Officer
                      Telephone No. (205) 254-6567







Attempted Murder Investigation Arrest

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with an attempted murder investigation.  The incident occurred on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at approximately 1:00 a.m., at 1001 20th Street South.

Officers from the South Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a call of a person shot.  Officers arrived to find a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.  The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injury.  The victim is expected to recover from his injury.

Upon further investigation, BPD South Precinct officers were able obtain information that both the victim and suspect were involved in a verbal altercation prior to the shooting.  Officers were able to locate the suspect after he called to notify police that he was involved.  Officers were able to take the suspect into custody without incident.

The suspect has been identified as: Joshua White, B/M, 22, of Birmingham, Alabama.  Two Attempted Murder warrants with a $30,000.00 bond on each charge have been obtained against the suspect.  The suspect is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.  The second charge was obtained to due to a second victim being with the victim at the time of the shooting.  The second victim was not injured.

A photo of the suspect may be obtained at the B.P.D. Headquarters, located at 1710 1st Avenue North.


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