Birmingham Police investigating homicide; one person arrested

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police say a man is dead and another is in custody following an alleged fight between the two men.

Lt. Sean Edwards says East Precinct officers responded to a call of two people fighting around 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the 6400 block of 1st Avenue South. That’s where officers found the victim on the bedroom floor.

The victim was suffering from what appeared to be blunt force trauma to the face, chest and head area. Birmingham Fire & Rescue crews pronounced him dead on the scene.

Detectives say the two men were in a relationship. Witnesses told police the two were fighting inside the apartment just before officers arrived.

Police arrested the suspect at the scene. He was taken to an administration building for further questioning.

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