Video of suspect in Birmingham Sunoco gas station homicide released

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified 20-year-old Reginald Stephon Smith, Jr. as the victim killed.

Birmingham police say their preliminary investigation revealed the suspect, dressed in a burgundy hoodie, parked his car at a pump at the Sunoco and went inside the store. While inside, he saw the victim get into his car. The suspect then ran out of the store, confronted the victim, and fired shots. The victim got out of the vehicle and started to run. The suspect fled in his vehicle.

Police released a surveillance video from the station before the shooting occurred. The suspect is seen going into the store, wearing a burgundy hoodie and black pants.


“We are looking to identify the suspect in an effort to piece together parts of the story,” Shelton said. “One thing that needs to be answered is just why the victim got into the suspect’s vehicle.”

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.

ORIGINAL: Investigators are on the scene of a homicide in north west Birmingham.

Birmingham police Sgt. Brian Shelton says the victim is a male in his early 20s. He was pronounced dead on the scene around 8:15 p.m.

They believe the victim was shot while in the parking lost of the Sunoco gas station.

Shelton says they don’t have any information yet on a suspect, suspect vehicle or motive for the shooting.

We’ll have a live report on the CBS42 News at 10.

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