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Media Release 155

Homicide Investigation Update

 The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in the homicide of Tommy Brown. The incident occurred on Thursday, July 24, 2020.

The suspect has been identified as: Nicholas Miranda, (B/M), (27), of Mulga, Alabama.

Detectives presented information gathered information on the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for review. After the assessment of information, BPD Detectives obtained a Murder Warrant ($100,000 bond) or Nicholas Miranda. Miranda was arrested and is currently in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.

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Media Release 155- Homicide Investigation-Update-Tommy Brown


Homicide Investigation (Media Release 154)

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday July 27, 2020.

The victim has been identified as Tommy Brown, (49), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 12:00 p.m., officers from East Precinct responded to the 8200 block of 4th Ave North on a call of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers found Brown lying in the roadway unresponsive suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue along with Jefferson County Coroner.

The preliminary investigation suggest the Brown was involved in an altercation prior to being shot. The suspect fled the scene. Detectives have not established a clear motive in this investigation. There are no suspect(s) in custody. Updates will be provided as details come available.

 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.

*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**