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Media Release 132- Homicide Investigation- 9th Street West

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, June 7, 2024.

The victim has been identified as:

Demarco Cortez Thomas aka “Geremy Demarco Sistrunk,” (35), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At around 3:30 p.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of Shots Fired in the 400 Block of 9th Street West.

Officers were updated that a black SUV had crashed near the intersection.

Officers arrived on the scene when they observed the wrecked vehicle. Upon further investigation, officers observed the victim inside suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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

Details are limited in this investigation. There is no one in custody.

Anyone with information on the case, please contact B.P.D.’s Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

Crime Stoppers pays tipsters cash rewards of up to $5,000 for their tips.

This is Birmingham’s 58 murder investigation of 2024 with 5 justifiable death rulings.

The Birmingham Police Department adheres to FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines 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**