Man dead in Birmingham from multiple stab wounds, police say

October 02 2021 06:00 pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A man is dead in Birmingham’s Woodlawn neighborhood following a stabbing, according to police.

According to the Birmingham Police Department, officers received a call of a person down on a sidewalk near the 6200 block of 2nd Ave S around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Upon arrival, police discovered Earnest Porter Smith, 35, of Birmingham, lying unresponsive on a side walk suffering from multiple stab wounds. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe an altercation occurred before the stabbing took place, but they are working to confirm more information.

A person of interest is currently in custody.

Stay with CBS 42 for updates as this is a developing story.

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