Press Releases

In This Section

Media Release 115- Arrest Made in Shell Gas Station Shooting Investigation

Arrest Made in Shell Gas Station Shooting Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives have obtained warrants for an arrest in connection to a Shooting Investigation launched after 7 people were shot on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at the Shell gas station.

The suspect has been identified as:

Armonta Davis, (21), B/M.

On Wednesday, May 22, 2024, BPD Homicide Detectives released photos of a Person of Interest in this shooting.

Armonta Davis turned himself in to police custody the same day.

BPD detectives discovered evidence that led to them to identify Armonta Davis as a suspect in the shooting.

Birmingham Police Detectives presented case information to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained warrants for Attempted Murder ($60,000 Bond) and Assault 1st Degree X’s 2 ($30,000 Bond on each) on Armonta Davis.

Armonta Davis will be transported to the Jefferson County Jail.





Attempt to Identify Person of Interest in Shooting That Left 1 Person Dead and 6 People Injured

(Media Release 111)

On Sunday, May 5, 2024, 7 people were shot at the Shell Gas Station (800 3rd Avenue West. David Westbrook died from his injuries.

Detectives request assistance from the public in identifying a person of interest in the attached photos.

Anyone with information on the identity of the person of interest shown in the provided photos, please contact BPD Homicide Detectives @ 205-254-1753 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

Crime Stoppers pays tipsters cash rewards of up to $5,000 for their tips.


Homicide Investigation / Seven People Shot

(Media Release 90)

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation after seven people were shot. The incident occurred on Sunday, May 5, 2024.

The victim has been identified as:

David Westbrook, (24), B/M, of Wartrace, Tennessee.

Just after 2 a.m., North and West Precinct officers were dispatched to multiple Shot Spotter alerts in the 700-800 Block of 3rd Avenue West.

Officers arrived in the 700 Block of 3rd Avenue West when they observed a white sedan that had crashed into a utility pole. Officers observed the victim inside the vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

Officers arrived in the 800 Block of 3rd Avenue West (Shell Gas Station) when they observed an adult male lying unresponsive in the parking lot.

BFR arrived at the Shell Gas Station and transported the adult male to UAB Hospital; he has life-threatening injuries.

While officers were on both scenes, they learned two adult male gunshot victims arrived at Princeton Hospital by private vehicle. Officers also learned two additional adult male gunshot victims arrived at UAB Hospital by private vehicle. Around 10:30 a.m., West Precinct officers learned a 7th adult male gunshot victim had just arrived at Princeton Hospital by private vehicle.

There are a total of 7 adult male gunshot victims:

  • 1 deceased
  • 1 with life-threatening injuries
  • 5 with non-life-threatening injuries

The preliminary investigation has revealed that at least two parties were shooting at each other when multiple victims, vehicles, and one business (Boston Fish Supreme) were struck by gunfire. There may have been over 150 rounds fired during this incident.

Operation Knight Rider officers arrived and assisted patrol officers in taking two adult males (persons of interest) into custody for questioning. Both men were observed fleeing the scene and trying to toss firearms.

Currently, there are no suspects in custody.

 Anyone with information on the case, please contact B.P.D.’s Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

 Crime Stoppers pays tipsters cash rewards of up to $5,000 for their tips.

 This is Birmingham’s 42 murder investigation of 2024 with 4 justifiable death rulings.

 The Birmingham Police Department adheres to FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines 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**