Body found at Birmingham Knight’s Inn now the center of a homicide investigation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) —  A body found at the Knight’s Inn on the 1300 block of 3rd Avenue North is now the focus of a homicide investigation, according to Sergeant Shelton with BPD.

According to a release from the department, officers were dispatched to the location around 11:05 a.m. on Friday. The call stated that a male was down, and when officers arrived they discovered an unidentified black male lying on the floor, whom appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound.

At this time, investigators have no motive or suspect information.

“This was a tragic end to a life,” said Sergeant Bryan Shelton. “The key for us is to figure out the nature of the victim’s relationship to the suspect prior to the shooting.” –

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