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Media Release 115

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, June 5, 2020.

The victim’s has been identified as
Robert Lee Prowell Jr., (22), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., Officers from the West Precinct responded to the 800 block of 6TH Street West on a call of a person shot. Officers arrived and discovered the victim lying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to UAB hospital where he later succumb to his injuries.

There is limited information in this investigation. There are no suspect(s) in custody. This is an ongoing investigation.

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.

*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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