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Homicide Investigation Update

The Birmingham Police Department reports that a suspect has been arrested in connection with a homicide investigation. The homicide occurred on Friday, December 27, 2019 at approximately 1:00 a.m.

The deceased has been identified as:

Fredrick Adams, B/M, 32, of Birmingham, Alabama.

The suspect has been identified as:

Dewayne Rodrigues Johnson, B/M, 39, of Birmingham, Alabama. A Capital Murder warrant was obtained against the suspect.                          

Officers from the South Precinct responded to a call of a person shot at 832 24th Street South. Upon arrival officers located the victim inside the kitchen area of the apartment unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived with the Jefferson County Coroner and pronounced the victim deceased on the scene.

Officers learned that the victim responded to a knock at the back door of the apartment shortly before he was shot.

On Thursday, January 16, 2020, West Precinct officers received a Crime Stoppers tip that the suspect was 2808 Wallace Covington Circle. Officers arrived and confirmed that the suspect was inside an apartment, but he refused to comply and surrender to officers. BPD SWAT personnel responded to the location and negotiators attempted to encourage the suspect to surrender for over an hour. The suspect refused and a gas agent was deployed into the residence which forced the suspect to surrender without further incident. There were no injuries to officers or the suspect.

The suspect will be placed in the Jefferson county Jail. A mugshot is attached.

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