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Media Release 159

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, July 27, 2020.

The victim has been identified as Dexter Speights, (31), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 9:00 p.m., officers from East Precinct responded to a call of a person shot at 715 Spring Landing. Officers arrived to discover the victim, Dexter Speights lying on his back suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to UAB Hospital by Birmingham Fire and Rescue were he succumb to his injuries.

During the preliminary investigation, there were reports of an argument prior to shots being fired. The  unknown suspect fled the scene after the shooting. There are no suspects in custody. Updates will be provided as details come 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.

This is Birmingham’s 57th  homicide investigation of 2020 and 8 justifiable death investigations and 1 non-criminal homicide (accidental shooting). 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 into 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 159-Homicide Investigation-Dexter Speights