Deadly Eastlake shooting victim identified; a suspect has been arrested

Crime

UPDATE

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Police have made an arrest on the suspect involved in the death of Sanquez Giddens on Thursday, May 21.

The suspect has been identified as 40-year-old Derick King. Police say the motive in the homicide may be related to narcotics.

King is currently being held in Jefferson County jail with no bond.

ORIGINAL

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Officers with the Birmingham Police Department are questioning a person of interest linked to a deadly shooting in the East Lake community early Thursday morning.

Police responded to a call on 3rd Avenue North near 86th Street around 12:45 a.m., where Sanquez Anton Giddens, 38, was found shot.

A person of interest is now in custody, although no names were given out by law enforcement. No charges have been filed in the case.


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