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Homicide Investigation Update

The Birmingham Police Department reports that an arrest has been made in connection with a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, January 27, 2020, at approximately 9:26 p.m.

The deceased has been identified as:

James Rashad Brown, B/M, 23 of Birmingham, Alabama.

 Officers from the South Precinct responded to a call of a person shot at 621 Goldwire Place. Upon arrival officers discovered a person lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital for treatment. Investigators learned that the victim had succumbed to his injury at approximately 2:30 a.m. on January, 28, 2019 and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff. Officers received information that the victim was involved in a verbal altercation which escalated into a physical altercation before the shooting.

The suspect has been identified as:

Marcus Earl Harris, B/M, 21, of Birmingham, Alabama. Detectives obtained a Manslaughter warrant and a Receiving Stolen Property warrant for a stolen gun.

The suspect is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail. Mugshot attached.

 This is Birmingham’s 7th homicide investigation of 2020 and 2nd 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.

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