Suspect charged with murder in Lakeview shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) — UPDATE 7/4: Officials have charged 23-year-old Ryan Johnson with the murder of Larry Duncan. He is currently being held on a $150,000 bond.


A homicide investigation is underway after one person was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting, according to Sgt. Bryan Shelton with Birmingham Police Department.

Sunday at 4:02 a.m., officers with BPD’s South Precinct responded the 2800 block of 7th Avenue South to assist off-duty officers after they made a call of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers found a victim lying in the road suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He has been identified as 42-year-old Larry Duncan. Duncan was transported to UAB Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

A second subject, an off-duty Birmingham city worker, was transported by Birmingham Fire and Rescue to Grandview Hospital where he was treated and released. The subject was then transported to the Birmingham Police Administration building to be interviewed.

A third subject, an on-duty city worker, was transported by a Birmingham City work truck to UAB Hospital’s Emergency Room.

Preliminary investigation revealed a verbal altercation occurred between the off-duty city employee and two Birmingham City Street & Sanitation workers who were collecting trash in the area. The off-duty city employee, one of the on-duty sanitation workers, and the deceased victim were all struck by gunfire.

The off-duty employee has been placed on a hold pending any formal charges.

This is still under investigation. If there is anyone with information pertaining to the case, you are asked to contact the Birmingham Police Department Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.


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