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Media Release 142-Homicide Investigation 1609 7th Street North

Homicide Investigation

 The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

The victim has been identified as Larry Taylor (47), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 7:30 a.m., the 911 Communications Division received a call of a person shot at the Keeton Correctional Facility located at 1609 7th Street North. Upon arrival, officers were notified the victim was transported to St. Vincent Hospital by private vehicle. The victim was pronounced deceased by hospital staff.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was exiting the facility when he was approach in the parking lot by the gunman. The gunman fired several shots fatally wounding the victim. The suspect fled the location traveling southbound on 7th Street North in a white sedan.  The victim was targeted, and the suspect is at large.  Detectives have not identified a motive in this homicide.

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 6 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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