Deadly Eastlake shooting victim identified; a suspect has been arrested



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.


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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