Arrest made in weekend homicide investigation

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BIRMINGHAM Ala., (WIAT) —  UPDATE:  Birmingham police made an arrest in a murder that happened over the weekend. Prosecutors charged 27-year old Imani Means of Birmingham with the murder of 39-year-old Rodregous Gurly of Tarrant.

According to investigators, Means shot Gurly on 51st Street North Friday night. CBS 42 was told someone drove Gurly to Children’s of Alabama Hospital. Doctors there treated him before transferring him to UAB hospital, where he later died.


The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday March 15, 2019 at approximately 9:52 p.m. 

The victim has been identified as:
Rodregous Gurly, 39, B/M, of Tarrant, Alabama.  

Officers from the East Precinct responded to the 200 block of 51st North on a report of shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, officers encountered a subject that reported being the victim of a robbery. During the same time officers from the South Precinct responded to Children’s Hospital to investigate a reported shooting victim that had arrived by private vehicle. Officers soon learned that the victim was shot at the location of the East Officers’ shooting investigation. Personnel from Children’s Hospital provided initial treatment before transferring the victim to UAB hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Officers from both precincts coordinated their investigations and determined that the incidents were related. Additional investigations by detectives determined that the subject that attempted to report a robbery was the suspect in the shooting of the victim. The suspect was taken into custody and held in connection with the shooting.

Additional suspect information will be released following warrant procedures.

If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to this case, please contact Birmingham Police at 205-254-1764.  If you have additional information on this investigation and wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

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