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Media Release 128- Homicide Investigation- 71st Street North

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

The victim has been identified as:

Tadarrien Griffin, (22), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 5:30 PM, East Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot call in the 100 Block of 71st Street North.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed the victim lying unresponsive next to a vehicle.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests a person of interest in this shooting remained on the scene. Patrol officers detained the person of interest; he has been transported to BPD Headquarters for questioning.

The person of interest has been transported to the Birmingham City Jail and placed under a 48-Hour Felony Extension for Murder.

Homicide detectives will present case information to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office who will decide if criminal charges should be filed.

 The victim and person of interest knew each another.

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 becomes available.

This is Birmingham’s 57th murder investigation of 2023 with 4 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 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**

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Media Release 128- Homicide Investigation- 71st Street North