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Homicide Investigation Update

The Birmingham Police Department reports that a suspect has been charged in connection with a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at approximately 5:03 p.m.

The victim has been identified as:

Orlando Robinson, B/M, 53, of Birmingham, Alabama.   

 The suspect has been identified as:

Brandon Taylor, B/M, 27, of Birmingham, Alabama. A Murder warrant has been obtained against the suspect. Investigators also obtained a Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Dwelling warrant against the suspect. The suspect is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.

Officers from the South Precinct responded to a call of shots fired in the 700 block of 1st Street South. Upon arrival officers located the victim lying in the street unresponsive and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire & Rescue along with the Jefferson County Coroner arrived and pronounced the victim deceased on the scene. South Precinct officers located a subject at the scene believed to be involved in the altercation with the victim just before the shooting. That subject was taken into custody.

Investigators are continuing to gather additional information on the cause of the altercation. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

A mugshot of the suspect is attached.


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