Victim identified, suspect in custody in east Birmingham homicide investigation


Jacqkingman Bennett/Courtesy BPD

Update — April 22, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police have new information in the Sunday homicide that happened in east Birmingham.

The victim in this homicide investigation has been identified as Jacqkingman Bennett, 26 of Birmingham. Police also have a suspect in custody. Birmingham Police were able to obtain a warrant for the arrest of Cordarius Elliot, 28 of Birmingham.

Elliot is facing a capital murder charge. At this time, he remains in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation after finding a victim suffering a gunshot wound near an isolated road.

Sunday afternoon, Birmingham police responded to the 8800 block of 14th Street North on a call of a person unresponsive near the location.

Once officers arrived, they found a victim suffering a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived to the location and pronounced the victim dead.

The area in which they found the victim is an isolated area, not well traveled, Birmingham police report.

Birmingham PD is continuing to investigate the homicide. At this time, there are no suspects in custody.

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