BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — On Sunday morning, a man was found dead near a road in downtown Birmingham. 

Around 6:45 a.m., at Park Avenue SW, a passerby saw the body lying on a grass shoulder of the roadway near a wood line on 50th Street. The man was later identified as 26-year-old Tommie Lee Brown of Birmingham, Alabama.

The man had sustained gunshot wounds during a reported assault. His death is therefore being investigated as a homicide by the Birmingham Police Department (BPD)

Any questions regarding the death should be made to the BPD.