Media Release 130
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, June 27, 2020.
The victim’s has been identified as Stephon Johnson, (26), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately10:42 p.m., Birmingham Police Department’s West Precinct Officers responded to a call of a person shot at 2915 Ave V. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim unresponsive in a front room suffering an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to UAB Hospital where he later succumb to his injuries.
The preliminary investigation suggest a verbal altercation took place amongst individuals prior to the victim being shot. Details of the dispute are unclear. There are no suspect(s) in custody. Additional Information will be released as it comes available.
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 46st homicide investigation of 2020 and 8 justifiable death investigations and 1 non-criminal homicide (accidental shooting). 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