Suspect arrested in connection with murder of Birmingham teen

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: 19-year-old Alfred Parnell of Selma, Ala. has been detained in connection with the case of McBride. He is being held on no bond in the Jefferson County Jail, on a charge of Capital Murder During Robbery in the First Degree.

ORIGINAL: Monday evening around 7:45 pm, officers responded to reports of a person shot at the 1200 block of 12th Court N.. Upon arrival, they found the victim lying on the ground in the parking lot suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue. The victim has been identified as Maliek McBride.

A statement released from the Birmingham Police says a preliminary investigation revealed the victim was in the process of conducting some sort of illegal transaction with another black male when something went terribly wrong during the transaction. A witness from the scene stated he heard gunshots and observed a black male run away from the scene.

Anyone with information pertaining to this case is asked to please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 254-7777.



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