The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
The victim has been identified as Teresa Denise Coleman, (45), b/f, of Birmingham, Alabama.
Just before 8:30 a.m., officers from the West Precinct responded to the 3200 block of Beulah Avenue Southwest on a call of shots fired in the area. Officers arrived and observed a vehicle that struck a stop sign. Inside of the vehicle officers observed the victim, Teresa Denise Coleman in the driver’s seat suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Coleman was pronounced deceased on scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue.
The preliminary investigation indicates an argument and a single gunshot was heard before the victim’s car struck the stop sign. The suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The suspect is at large.
This is Birmingham’s 44th murder investigation of 2022 with 5 justifiable death investigation.
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.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App on Android or IOS devices.
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.
**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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