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Media Release 153- Homicide Investigation- Interstate 59 South

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, June 29, 2024.

The victim has been identified as:

Javonte McDonald, (25), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

 Just after 10 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot call on Interstate-59 South just before the 1st Avenue North Exit.

Officers arrived on the scene when they observed a pink Dodge Challenger off the roadway. Upon further investigation, officers observed two adult males inside the vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived and pronounced the victim deceased. BFR personnel transported the surviving victim to UAB Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests an unknown suspect(s) shot into the victims’ vehicle in a targeted attack. The suspect(s) fired shots while on Interstate-59 South.

There is no one in custody.

Anyone with information on the case, please contact B.P.D.’s Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

Crime Stoppers pays tipsters cash rewards of up to $5,000 for their tips.

This is Birmingham’s 66 murder investigation of 2024 with 7 justifiable death rulings.

The Birmingham Police Department adheres to FBI Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines 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 in 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 153- Homicide Investigation- Interstate 59 South