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Media Release 257

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in connection to a recent homicide. The incident occurred on Wednesday October 27, 2021 at a 1639 51ST Street Ensley.

The victim has been identified as Charles Stewart Sr. (60), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Just after 7:00 p.m., officers from the West Precinct responded to the location on a call of a person shot. Officers arrived at the private residence and was alerted the victim was inside on the floor unresponsive. The victim sustained a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The suspect involved in the incident remained on the scene and was taken into custody.

The suspect has been identified as Charles Stewart Jr., (27), b/m of Birmingham, Alabama.

The suspect is the son of the victim murdered in this incident. The preliminary investigation indicates a physical altercation escalated resulting in the son shooting his father. The incident transpired inside of the residence.

Detectives obtained a warrant for Reckless Murder ($15,000 bond) with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for the defendant’s arrest. The defendant will be transported from the Birmingham City Jail to the Jefferson County Jail.

This is Birmingham’s 86th 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. **

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Media Release 257-Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation -Charles Stewart Sr