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Media Release 150

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

The victim has been identified as:
Sheiula Chantel Johnson, (B/F), 27, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to 8300 1st Avenue North on report of multiple shot. Officers arrived on the scene and located three people shot. Officers located the following victims: an adult male (driver’s seat), the victim (front passenger’s seat), five-year-old male child (back seat).
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel transported all three victims to local area hospitals. The two adult victims suffered life-threatening injuries in this incident. The child suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, the victim succumbed to her injuries at UAB Hospital.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victims were travelling in a vehicle in the 8300 block of 1st Avenue North when a vehicle pulled up alongside their vehicle and an unknown suspect(s) began firing shots into the victims’ vehicle.

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 50th 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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Media Release 150- Homicide Investigation