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Attempted Murder Gooden, RandallAttempted Murder Investigation Arrest

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with an attempted murder investigation.  The incident occurred on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at approximately 5:45 p.m., at 3925 9th Court, Wylam.

Officers from the West Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a call of a person shot. Officers arrived to find two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to UAB Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Both victims are expected to recover from their injuries.

Upon further investigation, BPD Homicide detectives were able to identify the suspect as the person responsible for the shooting.  Detectives learned that the victim was asked to leave the store because of his behavior and shortly after a fight arose between the suspect and store owner. Moments later the suspect shot the store owner and his brother.

The suspect has been identified as:
Randall Gooden, B/M, 38, of Birmingham, Alabama. Two Attempted Murder warrants with bonds totaling $120,000.00 have been obtained against the suspect. The suspect is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.

Huntsville Man Sentenced For Tax Evasion

HUNTSVILLE — A federal judge has sentenced a Huntsville man to five years probation, including eight months home detention, for tax evasion and ordered him to pay $3.7 million in restitution to the government, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Special Agent In Charge Veronica Hyman-Pillot.
U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon sentenced Paul Bracy, 71, on one count of tax evasion. The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged Bracy in July. According to court documents, the IRS was about to determine Bracy was personally responsible for $60,995 in unpaid taxes associated with businesses he owned, when Bracy conveyed four pieces of real property, via “sham transactions,” to others in order to avoid IRS seizure of the properties to satisfy the outstanding tax amount. As part of his plea agreement, Bracy agreed to pay the $3,747,650 in restitution to the government.
“Most citizens diligently pay their taxes,” said Vance. “The willful failure of others to do so is patently unfair and criminal. We will aggressively seek to investigate and prosecute those individuals.”
“Individuals who earn income should accurately report their income to the IRS,” stated Veronica F. Hyman-Pillot, Special Agent in Charge with IRS Criminal Investigation. “The sentence today, should reassure Americans, that those individuals who willfully and intentionally violate their known legal duty of filing and paying their fair share of taxes will be prosecuted.”
The IRS-CI investigated the case, which was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama.

Homicide Investigations  

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at approximately 9:45 p.m., in the 900 block of 46th Street North.

The victim has been identified as:
Maurice Lee, B/M, 38, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Officers from the South Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a report of a vehicle that struck a power pole. Upon arrival, officers located the victim inside his vehicle. The victim stated to officers that he was on his way to buy a pound of marijuana when he was shot in the back of the head.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital where he underwent surgery for his injury. Following surgery the victim remained on life support until Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Hospital staff pronounced the victim deceased later that day.
Investigators later found that the vehicle the victim was driving was stolen out of Huntsville in January.
There have been no arrests made in the case.
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, they are encouraged to contact the BPD at 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.

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 Sunday, November 3, 2013 at approximately 5:05 p.m., at 6100 Court O.

The victim has been identified as:
Carlos Davis, B/M, 48, of Birmingham, Alabama.

The suspect has been identified as:
Mugshot - Barnes, JosephJoseph Barnes, B/M, 36, of Birmingham, Alabama. A Murder warrant with a $100,000.00 bond has been obtained against the suspect. The suspect is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.

Detectives are also conducting a second homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at approximately 8:40 p.m., at #74 6th Avenue South.

The victim has been identified as:
Tywaun Theon Perkins, B/M, 33, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Officers from the South Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a report of a person shot.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim inside the store suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased as Birmingham Fire and Rescue prepared to transport him to UAB Hospital.
Investigators received information that a suspect approached the victim and began to fire as the victim prepared to pump gas. The victim managed to make his way into the gas station after he was shot.
There have been no arrests made in the case.
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, they are encouraged to contact the BPD at 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.

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