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Media Release 106

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

The victim has been identified as Sanquez Anton Giddens, (38), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 12:45 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to a call of a male shot at 8533 3rd Ave North. Officers arrived and discovered the victim lying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescued responded to the scene and the victim was transported to UAB Hospital. BPD Communications Division was later notified by UAB Hospital staff that the victim succumbed to his injuries.

There is one person in custody in connection to this homicide. Detectives have not established a clear motive in this investigation. Additional details will be released as they come available.

This is Birmingham’s 41st 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