Media Release 148- Arrest Made in the Justin Brown Homicide Investigation
Arrest Made in the Justin Brown Homicide Investigation
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives have obtained warrants for two arrests in connection to the murder of Justin Brown. Mr. Brown was shot and killed on Sunday, June 19, 2022, in the 5900 Block of Warner Street.
The suspects have been identified as:
- Ranisha Wright, (20), B/F, of Florala, Alabama.
- Joshua Holmes, (23), B/M, of Fairfield, Alabama.
Arrest Information: Ranisha Wright was taken into custody on Saturday, July 9, 2022. She was arrested by the United States Marshal’s Service in Loxley, Alabama
Joshua Holmes was taken into custody on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. He was arrested by West Precinct officers at an address in West Birmingham.
Birmingham Police Detectives presented information on the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained warrants for the following charges:
Ranisha Wright- 1. Murder 2. Kidnapping- interference with custody
Joshua Holmes- 1. Murder 2. Kidnapping- interference with custody
Both suspects are in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail under a $215,000 Bond.
(Media Release 121)
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, June 19, 2022.
The victim has been identified as:
Justin Jai Brown, (22), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately 1:55 PM, West Precinct officers were dispatched to the 5900 Block of Warner Street on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene when they observed the victim lying unresponsive on the sidewalk suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries. UAB Hospital staff pronounced the victim deceased.
The preliminary investigation suggests the victim may have been involved in an argument that led to shots being fired. This is believed to be an isolated incident.
Currently, there is no one in custody.
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 58th murder investigation of 2022 including 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**