Birmingham Man Charged with Murder in April 2nd Shooting

Tavares Cortez Taylor, 27, has been charged with murder in connection to a deadly shooting took place earlier this week in the Norwood Bottoms community.  The warrant was announced by police on Thursday against Taylor who is now being held in the Jefferson County Jail on $200,000 bond.

Police were called to the scene on Tuesday after gunshots were heard around 2:00 p.m. in the 1700 block of 32nd Place North.  Officers arrived to find a 27-year-old man lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was rushed to UAB hospital where he was pronounced dead later that afternoon.  The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the man on Wednesday as James Butler Redmon.

Detectives believe the shooting resulted from a domestic dispute between the two men and that it also involved other family members.

Court records show that Taylor is awaiting trial on 2013 charges of criminal mischief, resisting arrest, obstructing government operations, and disorderly conduct.  He was also arrested in 2012 on a first-degree robbery charge but the case was eventually dismissed.

Redmon was Birmingham’s eight homicide victim this year.  Three of those slayings have been ruled justifiable.