Man found shot dead on north Birmingham roadway identified


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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who was found shot dead Tuesday on a roadway in north Birmingham.

60-year-old Arthur Lee Swift was shot and killed during a reported assault.

Currently there are no suspects in custody. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to contact the BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

Stay with CBS 42 as this is a developing story.

ORIGINAL: A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found shot to death Tuesday on a roadway in north Birmingham.

According to BPD, North Precinct officers were dispatched around 6:15 p.m. to the 2700 block of 29th Avenue North on the report of a person down, possibly struck by a vehicle.

Upon arrival, officers found a man lying in the road suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene.

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