Birmingham Al May 5 2008
By: Rick McCann
Ntl. Assoc. Private Officers
The Birmingham Police Department reported Wednesday that they have identified one of their own as a suspect in a case where shots were fired at a person that he was arguing with.
Police say that officer was identified as the suspect in connection with the attempted murder of a 28-year-old male victim, which occurred on Monday, April 28, 2008, at approximately 3:30 p.m., at Denmark Avenue and Quebec Drive.
The suspect, Birmingham Police Officer Alvin Bland, 29, of Birmingham, Alabama has been employed with the Birmingham Police Department for 5 years and is assigned to the South Precinct.
Officers responded to Oregon Street and 7th Avenue Wylam to investigate a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers were met by the victim who stated that he and a male suspect were reportedly involved in a verbal altercation that led to the suspect firing a rifle at him. The victim was not injured during the shooting.
Investigators were able to obtain an Attempted Murder warrant for Bland and did locate him to serve the arrest warrant.
The suspect is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail. A photo of the suspect may be obtained at the B.P.D. Headquarters, located at 1710 1st Avenue North.
Police did not say what the argument was over or if the victim in this case was armed at the time of the shooting.
Police also did not release any other details about officer Bland’s personnel file or if he had ever been involved in any disciplinary actions within the police department.