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Homicide Investigation Update

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, June 26, 2020.

The victim has been identified as Jah’Shavia Taylor, (22), B/F, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 10:37 p.m., Birmingham Police Department’s North Precinct Officers responded to a call of a person shot at 1223 12th Street North. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim unresponsive in a breezeway in front of her apartment door. The victim was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to UAB Hospital where she later succumb to her injuries.

There is limited details in this investigation. 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 47th 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

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