Media Release 23
Homicide Investigation Update
The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in the homicide of Timothy Gabriel Hall.
The suspect has been identified as:
Lawrence Eaton, (29), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama
Detectives presented the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for review. After an assessment of the information, Detectives obtained a warrant for Capitol Murder for Lawrence Eaton. Eaton will be held in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail with NO BOND.
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
The victim has been identified as Timothy Hall, (39), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately 2:45 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the 200 block of 62nd Street South on report of a shot spotter alert. Officers arrived on the scene where they located several shell casings and blood on the ground. Officers canvassed the area and made contact with a community member who stated they had a person of interest on the phone with them who may be connected to the initial shot spotter call.
The community member learned that the person of interest was travelling inside of a vehicle on the eastern side of Birmingham. At approximately, 4:25 a.m., the community member alerted officers they learned the vehicle the person of interest was travelling in was parked at 3833 Eastlake Boulevard (Shell gas station).
Officers responded to the Shell gas station where they observed the vehicle abandoned in the parking lot. Officers approached the vehicle where they observed the victim lying unresponsive inside of the vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the location and pronounced the victim deceased.
The person of interest informed officers that they were at a nearby address in Tarrant, Alabama and wished to speak with the police. Officers took the person of interest into custody near Birmingham Street @ Eastlake Boulevard in Tarrant, Alabama free of any incident. The person of interest was transported to the Birmingham Police Headquarters for questioning.
If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @205-254-7777.
This is Birmingham’s 6th murder investigation of 2021. 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**
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