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Media Release 19-Arrest Made in 2021 Homicide Investigation

Arrest made in 2021 Homicide Investigation


The Birmingham Police Department has made an arrest in a recent homicide investigation. The initial incident occurred on February 26, 2021.

The victim has been identified as Patricia Stisher, (41), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At 2:55 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to the Marathon Gas Station located at 3401 26TH Avenue North on a call of a person shot. The victim Patricia Stisher was found wounded by gunfire. Stisher was transported to the hospital for medical treatment and later released. Detectives were notified by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office the victim succumbed to injuries sustained from being shot.

The preliminary investigation indicate Stisher was shot during a domestic argument.


The suspect has been identified as:

Richard Olds, (60), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Detectives obtained with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for Capital Murder. Olds was arrested and will remain in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.


The Birmingham Police Department investigated 116 murders and conducted 15 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 into the total homicide investigations counts.



Media Release 19-Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation- Patricia Stisher