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Media Release 124

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday May 15, 2021.

The victim has been identified as Albert Griffin, (21), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 11:15 a.m., officers from the West Precinct responded to 2326 Avenue S Ensley on a call of a person shot. Upon arrival officers were informed the victim was transported from the scene to a local area hospital by personal vehicle. Shortly after, the Birmingham Police Department was notified the victim succumb to his injuries at the hospital.

The preliminary investigation indicate the victim, Albert Griffin was inside his apartment when the suspect entered into the bedroom and shot Griffin. It appears the suspect that murdered Griffin was an acquaintance. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arrival. There are no suspect(s) in custody. Updates will be provided as this case develops.

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. Updates will be provided as information comes available.

This is Birmingham’s 38th murder investigation of 2021 and 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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