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Homicide Rule Justifiable
See original release below

The Birmingham Police Department reports the death of Frank Davis has been ruled a Justifiable Homicide by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

BPD Homicide Investigators presented the information gathered on the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office for review. Following the assessment of the information, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office ruled the actions of the person involved justifiable as defense. This investigation is reclassified as a Justified Death.

There will be no criminal charges to follow.


Homicide Investigation
Media Release. 96

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday May 12, 2020.

The victim’s has been identified as
Frank Davis, (53), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 10:02 p.m., Officers from the North responded to a call of a person shot in the 3400 block of F.L. Shuttlesworth Drive. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim lying on the ground with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue reported to the scene and the victim was transported to UAB Hospital. The victim later succumb to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggest the victim was involved in an altercation with a family member prior to being shot. There is one person in custody. This investigation has been deemed domestic in nature. This investigation is ongoing.

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.

This is Birmingham’s 36th 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**