Media Release 158- Homicide Investigation- 1st Avenue South
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, July 23, 2023.
The victim is an adult male; he will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.
At approximately 8:50 PM, BPD officers working at Railroad Park (1600 1st Avenue South), reported a Shots Fired call over the radio.
Officers located an adult male in the park suffering from a gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and then transported the victim to UAB Hospital. UAB Hospital staff pronounced the victim deceased.
The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was involved in a verbal argument with a separate party. BPD officers detained two adult males for questioning. Patrol officers transported the two males to BPD Headquarters. Homicide detectives will interview the two males.
We will provide additional updates as they become available.
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 71st murder investigation of 2023 with 7 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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