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Media Release 171

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, July 17, 2021 in 7600 block of 2nd Ave North.

The victim will be identified upon notification of next of kin.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., East Precinct Officers responded to the location on a ShotSpotter alert and 911 call of a person down. Officers arrived to discover the victim on the ground in a parking lot of an apartment complex located at 7616 2nd Avenue North. The victim suffered from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggest the victim was shot and ran a short distance before collapsing in the parking lot. Additional details are limited at this time. Detectives have not established a clear motive. There are no suspects in custody.

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. Updates will be provided as information comes available.

This is Birmingham’s 59th murder investigation of 2021 with 4 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.

**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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Media Release 171-Homicide Investigation