Birmingham police are searching for a person of interest in connection with the investigation into the shooting death of a 56-year-old man.
Larry Sanders, 56, was found dead Monday morning in the bedroom of southwest Birmingham home. One of his brothers made the discovery about 10 a.m. at Sanders' home in the 1300 block of 17th Street S.W.
Sanders was discovered sitting in his chair in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was found after he failed to show up for work Monday morning. Officials at the Alabaster trucking company called one of the victim's brothers who went to the home and made the discovery. A co-worker arrived almost simultaneously to check on the man.
Multiple homicide detectives and crime scene investigators responded to the scene. They canvassed neighbors asking them if they had heard any gunfire, but they said they did not.
Several family members were on the scene. They said Sanders lived alone and went to work every day. They had no idea why anyone would kill him.
Investigators said they saw no obvious motive for the crime. His co-worker said he was at work Friday, but police and family said it wasn't immediately clear when he was last seen alive or heard from.
Police on Monday evening released a surveillance photo and said a woman in a red shirt was a person of interest. They did not say where the photo was taken or how the woman could be linked to Sanders' death.
Sanders is Brmingham's 92nd homicide this year. Of those, at least five have been ruled justifiable and therefore aren't deemed criminal. In all of Jefferson County, there have been 140 slayings.
Anyone with information is asked to call Birmingham homicide detectives at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777....Read more