Media Release 110-Homicide Investigation-2nd Avenue North
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, June 5, 2022.
The victim has been identified as Rayshod Goldthwaite, B/M, (18), of Birmingham, Alabama.
Shortly after 1 AM, North Precinct officers were dispatched to 608 2nd Avenue North on report of a person shot.
Officers arrived on the scene where they observed a vehicle that had collided into a building. Upon further investigation, officers observed the driver of the vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
The preliminary investigation has revealed the following: we believe the victim was traveling in the 600 block of 3rd Avenue North when a separate unknown vehicle pulled alongside him and a person began firing shots at the victim.
Currently, 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 comes available.
This is Birmingham’s 52nd murder investigation of 2022 including 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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