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Homicide Investigation Update
 

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at approximately 2:50 p.m., at 33rd Street and Avenue E.

The victim has been identified as:
Quintin Long, B/M, 22, of Birmingham, Alabama.

The suspect has been identified as:
Mugshot - Hale, EugeneEugene Hale, W/M, 23, of McCalla, Alabama. A Capital Murder warrant with no bond has been obtained against the suspect. The suspect is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.

Investigators obtained information that identified the suspect as the person responsible for the shooting. During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that the suspect and victim were involved in a dispute during a drug transaction just before the shooting.

Arson Arrest

The Birmingham Police Department reports that a suspect has been charged in connection with an arson investigation.

The suspect has been identified as:
Mugshot - Reezer, DerrickDerrick Reezer, B/M, 19, of Fairfield, Alabama. An Arson warrant with no bond has been obtained against the suspect. A Burglary warrant with a $50,000 bond has also been obtained against the suspect.
Investigators found that the suspect was involved in a domestic incident days before the fire. The incident involved one of the victims involved in the apartment fire. The suspect was also charged in connection with the domestic violence incident. BPD Domestic Violence investigators obtained a Domestic Violence Strangulation warrant with a $75,000 bond and a Domestic Violence Robbery warrant with a $50,000 bond. The suspect was also found to have a Failure to Appear warrant for drugs with no bond.
The suspect is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.
Postal Service Employees Indicted for Stealing Postal Money Orders

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury has indicted two U.S. Postal Service employees in different post offices for each stealing more than $27,000 in money orders or other postal funds, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Special Agent in Charge Maximo Eamiguel.
In separate indictments filed in U.S. District Court, Germaine Foster, 36, of Birmingham, and Sharon Harrison, 56, of Maplesville, are charged with theft of U.S. Postal money orders and theft of government property.
Foster worked in the Maylene post office and Harrison worked at the Shelby post office. Foster is charged with stealing about $27,650 in money orders and other postal funds. Harrison is charged with stealing about $27,291 in money orders.
Theft of Postal Service money orders carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Theft of government property carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Postal Service, OIG, investigated the cases, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank M. Salter is prosecuting.

The public is reminded that an indictment is only a charge. A defendant is presumed innocent and it will be the government’s responsibility to prove guilt, beyond a reasonable doubt, at trial.