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Media Release 84- Homicide Investigation- Steiner Avenue Southwest

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, April 21, 2023.

The victim has been identified as:

Venture Conard Harrison, (44), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 3:00 PM, West Precinct officers were dispatched to the 2300 Block of Steiner Avenue Southwest on report of multiple Shot Spotter alerts.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed the victim lying unresponsive in a front yard suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries. UAB Hospital Staff pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was involved in an argument with a separate party at the M & N Gas Station, located in the 2300 Block of Pearson Avenue.

Shots were fired during the argument.

The separate party (original argument) then confronted the victim in the 2300 Block of Steiner Avenue Southwest. A suspect(s) in the separate party fired shots at the victim striking him.

There is no one 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 becomes available.

 This is Birmingham’s 32 murder investigation of 2023 with 3 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 in 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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Homicide Investigation 84- Homicide Investigation- Steiner Avenue Southwest