Employees in the Wells Fargo Tower in downtown Birmingham were gathered in windows along its southern edge on Wednesday morning. The images they shared via social media networks told the story of a situation unfolding before their eyes and its somber conclusion.
Birmingham police secured a parking deck on 4th Avenue North and the area around the 1900 blocks between 3rd and 4th Avenues North after receiving reports of a man with a gun. The standoff ended shortly after 9 a.m. when tactical teams approached the red pickup truck he was sitting in and discovered the shot heard earlier was what took his life. According to Lt. Sean Edwards, the man was in his late 30s had worked at a structural engineering firm downtown.
AL.com’s Carol Robinson shared several tweets throughout the morning, posting a full recap on their website shortly before 10 a.m.