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Media Release 12- Arrest Made in the Homicide of Malik Tyrese Sutton

Homicide Investigation Update

 The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in connection to the homicide of Malik Tyrese Sutton. Sutton was murdered on Friday October 29, 2021.


The suspect has been identified as:

 Eren Johnson (23), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Detectives obtained a warrant for Capital Murder for the arrest of Eren Johnson. Johnson was arrested and will remain in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.



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Media-Release 12- Arrest Made in Homicide of Malik Tyree Sutton

Homicide Investigation

(Media Release 258)

The Birmingham Police Department reports the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred on Friday, October 29, 2021.

The victim has been identified as:

Malik Tyrese Sutton, 25, B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama. 

The preliminary investigation suggests officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert when they found the victim lying in a driveway unresponsive suffering from a gunshot wound. Details are limited at this point in the investigation.

If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254- 7777.

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, October 29, 2021.

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

At approximately 10:20 p.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Avenue L on report of a ShotSpotter alert indicating multiple rounds were fired.

Officers were patrolling an alleyway when they observed a male lying unresponsive in a driveway suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.