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Media Release 133- Homicide Investigation- Carson Road

Homicide Investigation: 3 People Shot

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on June 8, 2024.

The victim has been identified as:

Zetarius Free, (23), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At around 11 a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a call of a Person Shot at the Carson Crest Apartment Complex (1401 Carson Road).

Officers arrived on the scene when they learned a shootout had taken place inside the complex.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel located an adult female at a nearby church who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

BFR personnel transported her to a local area hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Officers learned the victim and an additional adult male arrived at St. Vincent’s East Hospital by private vehicle; the two were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. St. Vincent’s Hospital staff pronounced the victim deceased. The second male gunshot victim has life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was involved in an argument with the second male gunshot victim and the two exchanged gunfire. Currently, we believe the female victim was caught in the crossfire.

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 59 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**