Man found dead in Birmingham’s Jones Valley neighborhood


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A man was found dead Friday night in Birmingham’s Jones Valley neighborhood.

The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Richard Lee Samuels of Birmingham.

Officer Truman Fitzgerald said that at around 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a reported burglary alarm at a Chevron on 31st Street SW.

“As our officers were en route,” Fitzgerald said, “the call was updated that we had a person shot at the location.”

When officers arrived, he said that they found a male victim lying unresponsive in the parking lot “suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.”

Birmingham Fire & Rescue arrived and declared the man deceased.

BPD will be conducting an investigation.

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