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Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

The victim’s identity will be release upon identification and notification of next of kin.

Just after 11:30 p.m., officers from West Precinct responded to a residence in the 5300 block of Court Q on reports of a person shot. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim inside the residence on the floor unresponsive suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded and pronounced the victim deceased as a result of injuries.

The preliminary investigation indicated another resident arrived home and discovered the victim unresponsive. Additional details and leads are limited in this investigation. Detectives have not established a motive and there are no suspect(s) in custody. This is an ongoing investigation. Additional details will be provided as they come 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.

This is Birmingham’s 51st homicide investigation of 2020 and 8 justifiable death investigations and 1 non-criminal homicide (accidental shooting). 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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