LaDarrius Gaitor was murdered on the 1200 block of McDonald Street on September 7, 2009. Eric Law was arrested and charged with the capital murder. Gaitor's mother, Della Mae Banks, had been killed a month earlier at her home on Tremont Street. She was struck by a stray bullet during a large gun battle, itself precipitated by another murder, that of Brandon McGuire earlier that day on nearby Jesse Owens Avenue in Birmingham.
- 1239 McDonald Street is a 2-bedroom, 1,040 square-foot house built in 1938. "Operation Green Giant", a two-year FBI investigation into a drug ring operating out of the house, resulted in 14 arrests in January 2011.
- Gray, Jeremy (January 5, 2011) "FBI announces 14 arrests in two-year long Brighton drug investigation." Birmingham News