Birmingham police investigating after man shot, killed while sleeping inside vehicle

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed while sleeping inside his vehicle in the 700 block of 8th Terrace W.

Birmingham police Lt. Sean Edwards tells us the victim, who died at the scene, has been identified as 33-year-old Marvin Patrick of Birmingham.

Neighbors heard gunshots around 11:35 a.m. Monday. Edwards says Patrick was asleep in his car when someone came up and fired several times into the vehicle, striking him once in the shoulder.

The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. Police say they are still trying to determine a motive in the homicide.

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 254-7777.            

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