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Media Release 139

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

The victim will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.

Shortly before 9 A.M., West Precinct officers were dispatched to 2301 Ensley Avenue (Chevron) on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene and located a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel transported the victim to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The victim later succumbed to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim may have been shot during an attempted theft. 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- 7777.

This is Birmingham’s 44th murder investigation of 2021 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 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 139-Homicide Investigation