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Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in the murder of Jaylan Bloxom. Bloxom was murdered on Saturday, June 25, 2022.



The suspect has been identified as:

Marcus Harper, (19), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Detectives presented the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. Detectives obtained a Murder Warrant for the arrest of Marcus Harper. Harper was taken into custody and transported to the Jefferson County Jail where he will be held on a 1,500,000.00 bond.



Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Jaylan Bloxom, (18), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 7:05 PM, East Precinct officers were dispatched to the 7500 Block of 67th Courtway South on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene when they observed the victim lying unresponsive in a courtyard suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital. UAB Hospital staff pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim and an unknown suspect were together at the location when an argument ensued between the two. The suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim. The suspect then fled the scene.

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 comes available.

This is Birmingham’s 60th murder investigation of 2022 including 5 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**