The Birmingham Police detectives are investigating a homicide. Wednesday morning at approximately 6:40 a.m. officers found 21 year old James Otis Holmes, of Birmingham, lying unresponsive in the 4800 block alley of Terrace R. He was suffering from gunshot wounds. Birmingham Fire and Rescue pronounced Holmes dead on the scene.
The victim was discovered by City of Birmingham Public Works employees working in the area. No arrests have been made in this case.