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Media Release 106- Homicide Investigation- Coosa Street

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, May 17, 2024.

The victim is an adult male; he will be identified after notification to the next of kin.

At approximately 6:10 p.m. South Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot in an area at Greenwood Park located near the 1500 Block of Coosa Street.

Officers arrived at Greenwood Park when a community member informed them someone was shot inside a vehicle in a pond.

Officers entered the pond and made their way to a Red Dodge Charger that was partially submerged in water.

Upon further investigation, officers observed the victim and an adult female inside the vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers also observed an infant baby girl inside; she was unharmed.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. BFR personnel transported the infant baby girl to Children’s Hospital to be checked out. BFR personnel transported the adult female gunshot victim to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests all three victims may have been traveling on Interstate 59 South near the Tallapoosa Street Exit in a Red Dodge Charger when their vehicle left the roadway and then went into the pond at Greenwood Park.

Detectives are working to determine where the original incident took place.

There is no one in custody.

Anyone with information on the case, please contact B.P.D.’s Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

Crime Stoppers pays tipsters cash rewards of up to $5,000 for their tips.

This is Birmingham’s 46 murder investigation of 2024 with 5 justifiable death rulings.

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**