Media Release 149
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, June 12, 2021 in the 100 block of Center Street SW in the Titusville Community.
The victim will be identified upon notification of next of kin.
At approximately 12:30 p.m., South Precinct Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert with a person down at the location. Officers arrived and discovered an unresponsive male lying on the side of a residence. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene along with the Jefferson County Coroner and the victim was pronounced deceased.
Investigators received information that the victim was riding a bicycle when he was approached by an unknown person. The victim and the suspect had dialogue before the suspect fired several rounds striking the victim. The victim attempted to flee on foot, however he collapsed nearby. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arrival. An arrest has not been made.
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. Simply download the app and submit a tip. Updates will be provided as information comes available.
This is Birmingham’s 49th 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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