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Birmingham Police charge suspect for Sunday homicide

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Charles DeBruce, of Birmingham, has been charged with Capital Murder, Attempted Murder, and Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Dwelling, for his role in the murder of 63 year old Williams Evans Sunday, July 1.  DeBruce is being held without bond at the Jefferson County Jail.

On Sunday, July 1, 2012 at approximately 5:30PM Officers from the East Precinct responded to the 100 block of 68th Place North after hearing gunshots in the area. Upon arrival, officers located a male and female suffering from gunshot wounds. Birmingham Fire and Rescue transported both victims to U.A.B. Hospital for treatment.  Hospital staff pronounced Evans as deceased and the female victim was treated and released. Officers from the South Precinct later located the suspect, who also required treatment for a gunshot wound sustained during the shooting.

During the investigation, officers learned that an altercation occurred just before the shooting between DeBruce and Evans.