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Media Release 120

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday May 12, 2021 at Monarch Ridge Apartment Complex.

The victim has been identified as Keith Hardy, b/m, (29), of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 8:45 a.m., the 911 Communications Division received a call of shots fired in the 2900 block of Gallant Drive. Officers arrived and discovered a vehicle at 2499 Gallant Drive that collided with multiple cars in the parking lot. After further investigation, officers found a victim inside a of his vehicle unresponsive wounded by gunfire.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and the victim was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was sitting inside his vehicle having a conversation with someone in a silver SUV. The passenger in the SUV exited and fired shots into the victim’s vehicle. The victim attempted to drive away and struck multiple cars in the parking lot. Two persons of interest of interest has been taken into custody and will be questioned by detectives.

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.

This is Birmingham’s 36th homicide investigation of 2021 with 3 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**

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Media Release 120-Homicide Investigation-Keith Hardy