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Media Release 135

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, May 21, 2021.

The victim has been identified as:
Rondarius Oji Bryant, (30), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., West Precinct officers responded to 1528 Warrior Road (King’s Foods) on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene where they observed the victim lying unresponsive on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital where hospital staff pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the victim was a customer inside of the business; once the victim exited the store, he was fired upon by more than one suspect.

If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-

This is Birmingham’s 44th homicide investigation of 2021 with 3 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**

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Media Release 135-Homicide Investigation