Homicide investigation underway in SW Birmingham UPDATE: Victim identified

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The Jefferson County Coroner’s office confirms that Derrick Dwayne Daniels, 44 of Birmingham, was the deceased victim of Wednesday’s shooting. Daniels was found at the residence on the 600 block of Delta Street at 6:57 p.m. 

 The shooting death is under investigation as a homicide. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 


Police are investigating a homicide that left one person dead Wednesday evening.

Just before 7 p.m., police responded to the 600 block of Delta Street on a report of a person shot.

Officers arrived to find a victim unresponsive from a gunshot wound. Paramedics transported the victim to UAB hospital for treatment. Hospital staff later pronounced the victim dead from his injuries. 

After further investigation, police learned that a vehicle fired shots at the victim as it drove past the location. There are no suspects in custody at this time. 

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. 

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