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Media Release 112- Homicide Investigation- 78th Street South

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, May 27, 2023.

The victim will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.  

At approximately 10:45 PM, East Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot call at an apartment complex located at 420 78th Street South.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed an adult male lying unresponsive in the 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 got into a verbal argument with a person in the parking lot. The person shot the victim then fled the scene.

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 becomes available.

 This is Birmingham’s 48th murder investigation of 2023 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 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**

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Media Release 112- Homicide Investigation- 78th Street South