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Media Release 141-Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation

Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation


The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in the murder of Alonzo Colvin. The homicide occurred on Monday July 11, 2022, at Pratt Highway and Heflin Road.


The suspect has been identified as:

Malarie Holcomb, (32), W/F, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Detectives obtained a warrant for Capital Murder with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. Malarie Holcomb was arrested and will be held in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.


This homicide was deemed domestic in nature.


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Media Release 141-Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation-Alonzo Colvin


 Homicide Investigation


The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, July 11, 2022.

The victim has been identified as Alonzo Colvin, (35), BM, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 7:39 a.m., West Precinct Officers were dispatched to Heflin Road and Pratt Highway on a call of a person shot. Officers arrived and observed a vehicle in the roadway occupied by a male occupant in the drives seat. Upon further investigation officers discovered the victim was unresponsive and wounded by gunfire. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was involved in a verbal argument with an unknown suspect prior to being shot. A person of interest has been taken into custody.  Updates will be provided as information comes available.

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.

 This is 67th murder investigation of 2022 with 5 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**