Uncle being held in the shooting death of a 2 year old boy

Uncle being held in the shooting death of a 2 year old boy

BIRMINGHAM,AL (WBRC) - The Uncle of a 2 year old boy shot to death early this morning in Birmingham is in custody.

Andre Boykins Jr 24 years old of Birmingham is suspected of shooting his 2 year old Nephew Nazario Boykins to death and wounding the boys mother. 

The incident happened around 12:10 a.m.  at 913 8th  Avenue West. Police arrived finding  2 year old Nazario Boykins and his mother suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to U.A.B. Hospital.  Nazario was transported from U.A.B. Hospital to Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead around 2:56 p.m. 

The boys Uncle was located in Prattville and is now in custody of the Prattville Police Department.  An Attempted Murder warrant has been obtained against Boykins. Investigators anticipate obtaining a murder warrant for the death of his nephew. Anyone with  information pertaining to the case should call the BPD Homicide Unit  at 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at
254-7777.

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