Media Release 111- Homicide Investigation 1100 block of 40th Street Ensley
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday June 6, 2022.
The victim has been identified as Michael Lazaria Arrington, (37), b/m of Birmingham, Alabama.
Just after 3:00 p.m., officers from the West Precinct responded to a ShotSpotter alert of twenty one rounds fired in the 1100 block of 40th Street Ensley. Officers arrived and observed a white van struck multiple times by gunfire. Upon further investigation officers observed two occupants inside. An adult male was found unresponsive in the drivers seat and a female victim was found wounded in the passenger seat. The male victim was pronounced deceased on the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel. The female victim was transported to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation indicates both victims were sitting in the parked vehicle when the suspects fired several rounds into the vehicle. Detectives believe the victims were targeted, however a motive has not been established. No arrest has been made.
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 53rd 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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