Media Release 256
Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation
The Birmingham Police Department reports the Jefferson County Coroner has identified the victim of a recent homicide. The incident occurred in the 800 block of Cable Car Court at the Valley Station Apartment Complex. The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.
The victim has been identified Romeo Leland Bryant, (23), b/m of Pinson, Alabama.
The suspect has been identified as:
Joshua Casey Wilson, (33), b/m of Odenville, Alabama
Detectives obtained a warrant for Manslaughter ($60,000 bond) with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. The defendant will be in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.
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The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred in the 800 block of Cable Car Court at the Valley Station Apartment Complex.
The victim will be identified upon next of kin notification.
Just after 10:00 p.m., officers from the South Precinct responded to a call of a person shot at the location. Officers arrived on scene and observed the victim lying in the parking lot wounded by gunfire. The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue and the Jefferson County Coroner.
The preliminary investigation indicates a verbal altercation escalated to gunfire. The suspect involved in the incident notified authorities stating he shot someone. The suspect was taken into custody on the scene and has been cooperative with detectives, however the investigation is ongoing.
If there is anyone who has additional information to assist detectives, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App on Android or IOS devices. Updates will be provided as information comes available.
This is Birmingham’s 85th murder investigation of 2021 with 12 justifiable death Investigations). The Birmingham Police Department adheres to FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines set for all law enforcement agencies across the United States. FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines do not require law enforcement agencies to include justifiable death investigations into the total homicide investigations counts.
**The information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed. **