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Media Release 155- Homicide Investigation-3rd Avenue South

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

The victim will be identified after the next of kin is notified.

At around 8:05 a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot call in the 7800 Block of 3rd Avenue South.

Officers arrived on the scene when they observed an adult male lying in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived and transported the victim to UAB Hospital where UAB Hospital staff pronounced him deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim exchanged shots with an adult male at the residence. The adult male has been cooperative with our investigators.

Detectives are working to determine what led to the gunfire and who shot first.

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 68 murder investigation of 2024 with 8 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 155- Homicide Investigation-3rd Avenue South