BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A man was found dead in a field of a church Saturday afternoon in east Birmingham.
According to Birmingham Police Department public information officer Truman Fitzgerald, at around 3:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to a person shot call in the 9100 block of 14th Avenue North.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man lying unresponsive in a field of a church suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene. The BPD later identified the man as 42-year-old Birmingham resident Aloysius Astrada Tobias Finn.
Fitzgerald said details are limited, though a BPD release stated a person of interest has been detained. If you have any information about the shooting, you are urged to call the BPD at 205-254-1764 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. The BPD will provide updates as they become available.