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Media Release 158- Homicide Investigation- 7th Avenue North

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, July 4, 2024.

The victim has been identified as:

Dietrich Boone, (45), B/M, Birmingham, Alabama.  

At approximately 2:20 p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot call near the intersection of 25th Street North @ 7th Avenue North.

Officers arrived on the scene when they observed a Grey Chrysler 300 that had crashed into a utility pole. Officers located the victim nearby in a grassy field. He has been shot.

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

The preliminary investigation suggests that multiple individuals were involved in a shootout and the victim was struck by gunfire. The victim appears to have been targeted.

There is no one in custody.

Anyone with information about the case, please get in touch with the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or remain anonymous and receive a cash reward by dialing Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

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

This is Birmingham’s 70th murder investigation of 2024 with 8 justifiable death rulings.

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 158- Homicide Investigation- 7th Avenue North