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Media Release 116

Homicide Investigation

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

The victim’s has been identified as
Larry Pettway., (70), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., Officers from the West Precinct responded to 17TH Street and Jefferson Avenue SW on a call of a person shot. Officers arrived and discovered the victim lying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to UAB hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggest the shots were fired from a nearby area and the victim was caught in the crossfire. There are no suspect(s) in custody. Additional information will be released as it comes available.

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