53yr old found dead: Police were called to the home at 253 22nd Avenue West at 12:04 p.m. on a report of a person down. The house is directly behind Niki's West. Once on the scene, police found the victim dead from a gunshot wound, said Birmingham police Sgt. Bryan Shelton. He said officers received the call after he was discovered by someone who came to check on him. Neighbors said they didn't hear any commotion or gunshots, but said there were often women in and out of the victim's home. Police identified him as 53-year-old Ronald Smith.