Thursday, February 4, 2010

Man Charged In Weekend Shooting of AL Repo Man

Here's the story from
A Birmingham man has been charged with attempted murder and robbery in connection with a shooting Saturday in Inglenook, Birmingham police announced today.

Michael Smith, 22, is accused of shooting a repo tow truck driver on 38th Street North, according to police. The victim, whose name has not been released, was grazed in the head and drove to a service station at the intersection of Tallapoosa Street and East Lake Boulevard.

The victim told police he was there to perform a simple tow job, said Sgt. Sam Noblitt. Police have not been able to confirm that, Noblitt said.

A young child was in the truck when the man was shot and was hit with glass, police said.

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