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    Derrick Washington
            Derrick       Washington
    B/M age 22 6’0” 135
    wearing a black
    tall t-shirt, dark
    blue jeans,
    possibly a blue
    NY hat, and
    black jordans. 


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   Media Release No.  5 Tuesday,  January 8, 2013,  3:24 P.M., CDT

Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams  
                      Public Information Officer
                      Telephone No. (205) 254-1708

Attempted Murder Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports that a suspect has been charged in connection with an attempted murder investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, January 6, 2013, in the 2300 Block of 34th Avenue North.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., a North Precinct officer performed a traffic stop at the incident location. Upon approaching the suspect’s vehicle, the officer attempted to have the suspect turn off the motor of his vehicle. The suspect refused, and as the officer attempted to remove the suspect’s keys from the vehicle, the suspect began to drive off. As the suspect drove off, the officer was pulled along the side of the suspect’s vehicle until he fell to the ground. The officer was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries sustained during the incident. The injuries are not life-threatening. The officer’s identity will not be released.

North Precinct officers along with BPD Homicide investigators obtained information that led to the identity and location of the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody in the 3200 block of Avenue S. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 without further incident.

The suspect has been identified as: Mark Anthony Nelson, B/M, 48, of Alabaster, Alabama. An Attempted Murder warrant with a $60,000.00 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.


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