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Homicide Investigation Update
Original Media Release No. 97

The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in connection to a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday May 12, 2020.

The victim’s has been identified as
Jesse Johnson, (68), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 10:20 p.m., Officers from the West Precinct responded to a call of a person shot at 1505 14th Street SW. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim lying in the road unresponsive with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded and the victim was pronounced deceased on scene.

The preliminary investigation suggest the victim was attempting to break up a domestic dispute when he was shot. This investigation has been deemed domestic in nature. The suspect is the grandson of the victim.

The suspect has been identified as
Antwon Jones, (21), B/M.

BPD Homicide Investigators presented the information gathered on the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office for review. Following the assessment of the information, a Murder warrant was obtained. The suspect was arrested and is currently in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail with a $100,000 bond. See attached mugshot.

This is Birmingham’s 37th homicide investigation of 2020 and 5 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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