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Media Release 14- Homicide Investigation- 4th Avenue North

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, January 15, 2023.

The victim has been identified as:

Thomas Lee Bailey, (31), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.  

At approximately 2:20 AM, multiple Shot Spotter alerts were activated in the 100 Block of 4th Avenue North.

A Birmingham Police officer working in an off-duty capacity heard the gunfire; our officer investigated the scene.

Upon further investigation, our officer observed an adult female victim near the roadway suffering from an apparent gunshot wound; officers observed a vehicle nearby that had been struck by gunfire.

Inside the vehicle was an adult male (victim) who was unresponsive suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. BFR transported the adult female victim to UAB Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The preliminary investigation suggests multiple rounds were fired in the area. Officers observed spent shell casings in the roadway on 4th Avenue North.

Currently, there is no one in custody.

 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.

 Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App on Android or IOS devices. Updates will be provided as information comes available.

This is Birmingham’s 6th murder investigation of 2023.

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**

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Media Release 14- Homicide Investigation- 4th Avenue North