BIRMINGHAM, Alabama May 27 2012– -Birmingham police today charged a security guard with murder in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred outside a Huffman motel late Friday.
Pierre Myles, 24, of Bessemer, was charged in the death of David Winston, 27, of Birmingham. Myles also faces an assault charge, with police saying he shot a woman in the leg, according to a release from Sgt. Johnny Williams, spokesman for the Birmingham Police Department.
The shooting took place around 11:30 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Inn Town Suites in the 1100 block of Huffman Road, according to a police press release. Myles is in the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $90,000.
Birmingham police officers fom the East Precinct responded to the Inn Town Suites to investigate a report of two people shot. Upon arrival, they found Winston in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and a 24-year-0ld woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue responders pronounced Winston dead on the scene. The woman is expected to fully recover from her injury. Myles was taken into custody and placed in the Birmingham Jail this morning before being taken to the county jail.
Williams said police learned that Myles, who is a security guard at the motel, and Winston had an argument prior to the shooting. No other details were available.
Anyone with information related to the case is encouraged to call the Birmingham Police Homicide Unit at 254-1764 or CrimeStoppers at 254-7777.