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Media Release 152-Homicide Investigation-Norwood Boulevard

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, July 25, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Frederick Hooks, (34), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 10:30 PM, North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 1600 Block of 35th Street North on report of a traffic accident. Officers arrived on the scene and began investigating the accident when a community member alert our officers that a person was down on a nearby sidewalk.

Officers observed the victim lying unresponsive on a sidewalk in the 3500 Block of Norwood Boulevard 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 traffic accident involved a red SUV that had collided with a parked vehicle. It is believed the victim was an occupant of that vehicle.

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 73rd 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**