Media Release 145- Homicide Investigation- 6th Avenue South
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, July 22, 2022.
The victim has been identified as:
Reed Anderson Rigsby, (23), WM, of Heflin, Alabama.
At approximately 2:40 PM, South Precinct officers were dispatched to the 4500 Block of 6th Avenue South on report of a person down inside of a residence.
Officers arrived on the scene and entered a residence when they observed an adult male victim lying unresponsive.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
This case was originally investigated as an unclassified death. The Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy on the victim; their preliminary investigation has led to this case being reclassified as a homicide.
Please reach out to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office for additional details.
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 69th murder investigation of 2022 including 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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