Thomas Lee Bailey Death – This weekend, the Birmingham Police Department is looking into a second fatal shooting that occurred in the city. Now, on the one hundred block of the fourth avenue north. According to the Boston Police Department, multiple shot spotter warnings were activated in the neighborhood shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, January 15. The gunfire were heard by an off-duty Boston Police Department officer who was working in the vicinity at a nightclub.
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After searching the surrounding area, the officer located an adult woman lying in the road suffering from the effects of a gunshot. According to the Boston Police Department, the officer also discovered a male lying motionless and suffering from several gunshot wounds inside a car that had been hit by gunfire. On the spot, authorities from Birmingham Fire and Rescue pronounced the individual to be deceased. According to the Boston Police Department, the woman was carried to a hospital with injuries that are not considered to be life-threatening.
Thomas Lee Bailey, age 31, has been identified as the victim in this tragic event. According to the Boston Police Department (BPD), there are currently no suspects and no one is in custody. As new information becomes available, we will post updates to this article. Call the Birmingham Police Department at (205) 254-1764 or call Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777 if you have any information on this homicide. This is the sixth murder investigation that has taken place in Birmingham in 2023.
Related topic: Homicide victim found shot inside burning car is city’s 2nd slaying in under 12 hours
It was Birmingham’s second homicide in less than 12 hours when a shooting occurred on the city’s west side on Sunday night, leaving one person dead. Charles Anthony Smith has been identified as the victim by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. He was 33 years old, and he leaves behind two small children and an unborn third. At 7:39 p.m., shots were fired in the 1500 block of Tuscaloosa Avenue, and the city’s gunfire detection system informed the police of the incident. A short while afterwards, according to Sgt. Monica Law, Sgt. Monica Law Sgt. Monica Law, Sgt. Monica Law Sgt. Monica Law, Sgt. Monica
Officers from the West Precinct arrived to find a burning vehicle. Investigators, according to Law, think the victim was shot while inside the car. When neighbors observed the automobile on fire, they attempted to extricate the victim. Smith was declared dead in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 7:54 p.m. after Birmingham Fire and Rescue aided and arrived. The victim’s friends and family were present in large numbers. Any homicide is awful, but it’s particularly bad during the holiday season, according to Law.
It wasn’t immediately obvious how the car fire began. Smith is the 138th homicide in Birmingham so far this year. Ten of them have been found justified and aren’t considered criminal. There have been 186 homicides in Jefferson County overall, including the 137 in Birmingham. Only four homicides separate the city from breaking Birmingham’s most recent killing high with almost two weeks left in the year. Call the homicide investigators at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777 if you have any information.
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