Media Release 147
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, June 10, 2021.
The victim will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.
At approximately1:30 a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to1916 14th Avenue North on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene, which was an apartment complex, where they observed a male victim lying on the steps of an apartment suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel transported the victim to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The preliminary investigation suggests a suspect fired shots at the victim from a vehicle before fleeing the scene. A suspect then called police and turned himself in. That individual was transported to the Birmingham Police Administration Building where detectives questioned him.
Updates will be provided pending a case evaluation completed by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.
If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-
This is Birmingham’s 48th murder investigation of 2021 with 4 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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