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Media Release 153- Homicide Investigation- Monte Sano Road

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, July 13, 2023.

The victim has been identified as:

Nicholas Johnson, (33), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama. 

At approximately 9:20 PM, West Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of an argument in the parking lot of the Vines at Hillside West Apartment Complex, located in the 5800 Block of Monte Sano Road. The call was updated to Shots Fired and then updated to a Person Shot call.

Officers arrived on the scene and then observed the victim unresponsive in a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Responding officers rendered aid to the victim. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and then transported the victim to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

UAB Hospital Staff pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests there was an argument in the parking lot, shots were fired, and the victim was struck by gunfire.

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 becomes available.

This is Birmingham’s 67th murder investigation of 2023 with 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 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- Monte Sano Road