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Media Release 62- 20th Street Ensley

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

At approximately 4:22 p.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot call at 900 20th Street in the Ensley community.

The victim has been identified as:

Quintez Deshawn Ladd, (25), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

When officers arrived on the scene, they observed the victim lying on the ground unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue Services arrived on the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

While on the scene officers were notified that a second adult male arrived at the hospital by private vehicle, suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

The preliminary investigation suggests a verbal altercation occurred between the two individuals outside in the parking lot of a business that led to the exchange of gunfire.

Investigators will prepare case information and present it to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

This is Birmingham’s 30th murder investigation of 2024 with 3 justifiable death investigations.

The Birmingham Police Department adheres to FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines set for all law enforcement agencies across the United States. FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines do not require law enforcement agencies to include justifiable death investigations in the total homicide investigations counts.

**The information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**


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