Media Release 151- Homicide Investigation- 6th Avenue West
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, July 25, 2022.
The victim has been identified as:
Dwight Deangelo Thomas Jr, (19), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately 8:55 PM, North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 700 Block of 6th Avenue West on report of multiple Shot Spotter alerts. Officers arrived on the scene and observed an Audi SUV parked alongside the roadway with a door open. Officers approached the vehicle and observed the driver of the vehicle unresponsive suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
The preliminary investigation suggests the vehicle was reported stolen (Shelby County). Multiple rounds were fired upwards of 50-60, some from fully automatic weapons.
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 72nd 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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