The victim of a violent murder Thursday night was a murderer himself.
Birmingham Police are searching for the killer who shot Tywaun Perkins around 9 P.M. in Titusville Thursday night. The victim has a lengthy record.
Community leaders say one murder does not justify another. They express outrage and frustration. "We've got to catch this killer," said Herman Henderson from Stop the Violence.
Neighbors are stunned and saddened that such a vicious murder could happen in such a public place. 33-year old Tywaun Perkins went down in a hail of bullets. Perkins was released from prison in 2006. He was charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, and charged with attempted murder. Last year, he pleaded guilty to drug possession...cocaine and hydromorphone. Perkins was still on probation and working at a car wash when he was killed. The shooter came around the building on foot, then unloaded. Ten of the bullets hit Perkins, who stumbled into the Exxon Food Mart, and died.
"We've got to get involved and eradicate all the crime in our community. We've got to get guns out of killer's hands, and put G.ED programs in their hands, and let parents know what their children are doing at night-time," said Henderson, one day after the murder. Henderson said a 13th bullet casing was found near the gas pump today where Perkins was shot. Henderson asked anyone with any knowledge about this crime to come forward and help police with their investigation.
Call in information to Birmingham Police at 205.254.1764. Or you can call Crime Stoppers at 205.254.7777.