Birmingham Police make arrest in Gate City homicide

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Birmingham Police are investigating a homicide that occurred in Gate City on Wednesday.

Adrian Lockett, 32, of Birmingham was shot and killed in the 7500 block of 67th Court Way South. The suspect, Verneil Wilson, 39, turned himself into police shortly after the murder.

Police responded to a call of a person shot around 8:17 p.m. Wednesday night. Officers found Lockett suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to BPD, the suspect went to his ex-wife’s house and got into an altercation. The ex-wife was at her home with the victim, her fiancé.

The suspect allegedly pulled his ex-wife out of the doorway and forced his way into the apartment. The suspect and the victim got into a physical altercation when the suspect pulled out a firearm and shot the victim multiple times.

He is currently being held in Jefferson County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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