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Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, June 14, 2020.

The victim has been identified as Lamar Harris, (26), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 12:15 a.m., Officer from East Precinct responded to a Shot Spotter call of multiple rounds fired in the 7600 block of 3rd Ave South. Upon arrival they discovered the victim lying in the front yard of a residence unresponsive suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggest the victim was riding a bicycle when he was shot.
There are no suspect(s) in custody and investigators have not established a motive in this homicide.

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.

This is Birmingham’s 44th homicide investigation of 2020 with 8 justifiable death investigations and 1 non-criminal homicide. 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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