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Media Release 120- Arrest Made in the Mya Parker Homicide Investigation

Arrest Made in the Mya Parker Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives have obtained a warrant for an arrest in connection to the murder of Mya Parker. She was shot and killed on Sunday, May 26, 2024, in the 1000 Block of Graymont Avenue.

The suspect has been identified as:

Jeremiah Pressley, (23), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama. 

Jeremiah Pressley turned himself in to police custody over the weekend.

Birmingham Police Detectives presented case information to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained a warrant for Capital Murder (Victim inside a vehicle).

Jeremiah Pressley is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail where he is being held with No Bond.


Homicide Investigation

(Media Release 117)

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, May 26, 2024.

The victim has been identified as:

Mya Parker, (19), B/F, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At around 4:30 a.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to 10th Street West @ Graymont Avenue on report of a Person Shot.

Officers arrived on the scene when they observed a vehicle off the roadway. Upon further investigation of the vehicle, officers located the victim and an adult female. Both females were suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived and transported both victims to local area hospitals. Medical staff pronounced Mya Parker deceased. The second victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Details are limited in this investigation.

There is no one 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 51 murder investigation of 2024 with 5 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**