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Suspect arrested for robbery, attempted murder in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM - AL -

Birmingham Police have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with robbery and attempted murder.  The incident happened Sunday, July 21, 2013 in the 800 block of 24th Street South.

Police responded to a call of a person shot.  When they arrived, the victim was suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.  The victim was taken to UAB Hospital for treatment.  Police say Mario Covington, 33, forced his way into the victim's apartment at gunpoint, shot him and took valuables from the apartment. 

Covington is at the Jefferson County Jail facing robbery and attempted murder charges.

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