Media Release 163
Homicide Investigation Update
The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in connection to the murder of Dexter Speights.
The suspect has been identified as: Marquele Dion Brownlee, (25) B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
Birmingham Police Detectives presented information on the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of information, a Murder Warrant ($125,000 bond) was issued. Marquele Brownlee is currently in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.
Detectives are looking for additional leads in this case. 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.
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Media Release 163-Homicide Investigation-Dexter Speights
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.
**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**