BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Birmingham police are investigating a shooting death in city’s west side. The initial call came in just before 5 p.m.
A second call came from the same area about 10 minutes later, which led police to a home on Pineview Road.
When they arrived, they found a man on a front lawn suffering from several gunshot wounds to the chest. He was taken to UAB Hospital for surgery, but died from his injuries Friday evening. The victim has been identified as Jake Nelson, Jr., 37, of Birmingham.
Police received information that the home where the shooting took place was burglarized but were told conflicting stories after talking to witnesses and the resident’s owner.
Detectives are investigating this shooting death as a homicide.
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