Media Release 111
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
The victim will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.
At approximately 8:50 p.m., South Precinct officers were dispatched to 800 block of 46th Street North on report of a person shot. ShotSpotter alerted officers that multiple rounds were detected at 856 46th Street North. Officers arrived on the scene and observed a male victim lying unresponsive in a parking lot suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was in a parking lot outside of a vehicle when a suspect(s) began firing shots at him. Details are limited in this investigation.
If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.
This is Birmingham’s 34th homicide investigation of 2021 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 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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