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Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

The victim has been identified as Akeem Travonte Davis, (34), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 1:31 a.m., Officers from the North Precinct responded to a call of person down in 10 Block of Avenue W. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim lying in the alley with no visible signs of injury unresponsive. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

Jefferson County Coroner took possession of the victim’s remains. Birmingham Police Department’s Homicide Division was advised further examination revealed the victim suffered a gunshot wound which resulted in his death. 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 45th 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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