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Media Release 137- Arrest Made in the Obray Carter Homicide Investigation

Arrest Made in the Obray Carter Homicide

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives have obtained a warrant for an arrest in connection to the murder of Obray Carter. He was shot and killed on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, near 1st Avenue South and Center Street.

The suspect has been identified as:

Keena Deon Creer, (39), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, Birmingham Police Detectives presented case information to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained a warrant for Capital Murder.

On Wednesday, June 12, 2024, the suspect was taken into custody by our Crime Reduction Team in the 2500 Block of Acton Road without incident. Keena Deon Creer is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail, and he has No Bond.



Media Release 126- Homicide Investigation- Center Street

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

The victim has been identified as:

Obray Carter, (39), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Just after 12:30 p.m., South Precinct officers were dispatched to a Shots Fired call near 1st Avenue South and Center Street.

Officers arrived on the scene when they observed the victim unresponsive on a motorcycle suffering from a gunshot wound.

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

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was on his cruiser-style motorcycle when a suspect shot him and then fled the scene.

There is no one in custody.

The victim was targeted in this shooting.   

Anyone with information about the case, please get in touch with the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or remain anonymous and receive a cash reward by dialing Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

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

This is Birmingham’s 56th murder investigation of 2024 with 5 justifiable death rulings.

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**