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Man shot and killed at George Ward Park

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Birmingham detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred Friday night at George Ward Park.

Lt. Sean Edwards says the victim has been identified as 50-year-old McDaniel Watson of Birmingham.

Police say Watson was walking in the park with his wife when they were approached by an unknown black man who demanded Watson's wallet.

A shot was fired and struck Watson in the head.

Police got to the scene around 10 p.m. and found Watson suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Watson was transported to UAB Hospital by Birmingham Fire and Rescue where he was later pronounced dead.

Lt. Edwards says the suspect fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call the B.P.D. Homicide Unit at 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.

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