Meth lab found in Birmingham, body discovered at the scene

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – UPDATE:  The body found at the apartment has been identified as that of 23-year-old Derrick Phillips of Birmingham.

The incident happened around 6 a.m. on Friday.

Anyone with information pertaining to the case can call the Birmingham Police Department (205) 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777.

ORIGINAL: Police response to reports of a gunshot resulted in the discovery of a dead body at an apartment and a meth lab in Birmingham on Friday morning.

Officers with the Birmingham Police Department responded to an apartment after neighbors reported hearing a gunshot.

Upon arrival, officers found a body inside the apartment and noticed an aroma commonly associated with meth.

A HazMat team was called to the scene and confirmed that the smell was meth.

Four officers were sent to the hospital for protocol reasons.

Police are working to clear the scene of danger.

The body has been removed from the apartment but it has not been identified, according to Sgt. Johnny Williams with the Birmingham Police Department.

There are currently no suspects at this time.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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