Media Release 122-Arrest Made in the Homicide Investigation of Frankie McDonald
Arrest Made in the Homicide Investigation of Frankie McDonald
The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in the murder of Frankie McDonald. McDonald was murdered at a pool party on Sunday June 12, 2022.
The suspect has been identified as
Jessica Threatt, b/f, (38), of Birmingham, Alabama
Detectives obtained a warrant for Murder and two counts of Attempted Murder with a total bond of $1,620,000. Jessica Threatt was arrested and will be held at the Jefferson County Jail.
Homicide Investigation/ Officer Involved Shooting
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide and officer involved shooting investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, June 12, 2022.
The victim has been identified Frankie Keonte McDonald, (24), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately 10:30 p.m., officers from South Precinct responded to a shots fired call at 1237 Beacon Parkway East at the High Point Apartment Complex. Upon arrival officers heard multiple gunshots and encountered a large group of people running from the pool area. Officers encountered the victim Frankie Keonte McDonald in the parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound as multiple people attempted to render aid. McDonald was transported to a local area hospital where he succumb to his injuries. Officers later discovered two other gunshot victims (Ages 17 and 21) were transported to local hospitals from the incident location by private vehicle. Their injuries were non-life threatening.
The preliminary investigation indicates several people were attending a pool party and an altercation ensued amongst a resident and party goers leading to the resident retrieving a weapon. Ultimately several shots were fired. Officers responded and encountered the suspect armed with a rifle. During the encounter an officer discharged a firearm; however, the suspect was not struck nor was there other injuries resulting from the officer’s discharge. The suspect fled into a nearby apartment and was taken into custody. The officer involved shooting investigation will be conducted by the Birmingham Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division.
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.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App on Android or IOS devices. Updates will be provided as information comes available.
This is Birmingham’s 57th murder investigation of 2022 with 5 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**