Media Release 152
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, June 14, 2021 in the 1500 block of 29th Street Ensley.
The victim has been identified as Anthony Jackson Jr., (43), b/m of Birmingham, Alabama.
Just after 2:00 p.m., officers from the West Precinct responded to a call of a person down at the location. Officers arrived and discovered the victim, Anthony Jackson unresponsive inside of a pick up truck. Jackson was shot multiple times. Birmingham Fire and rescue responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
The preliminary investigation indicates the victim, was inside of his truck at the location when a suspect driving a silver SUV fired several times striking the victim. Detectives believe Jackson was targeted. The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arrival.
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 52nd 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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