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Media Release 132- Homicide Investigation – Avenue N

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, June 26, 2023.

The victim has been identified as:

Christen Taylor Adams, (22), B/M of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 12:08 AM, West Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot Call in the 4900 Block of Avenue N.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed the victim lying unresponsive suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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

The preliminary investigation suggests a person in the area heard shots and call 911. The ShotSpotter also registered approximately nine rounds fired in the area.

There is no one in custody.

 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 58th 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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