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Media Release 164-Double Homicide Investigation- 20th Place Ensley

Double Homicide Investigation / Arrest Made

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, August 11, 2022.

The victims have been identified as:

  1. Cheyanne Maria Wilson, (30), B/F, of Birmingham, Alabama.
  1. Reginald Jerome Reynolds, (41), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

 At approximately 10:40 PM, West Precinct officers were dispatched to the 2300 Block of 20th Place Ensley on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene and made entry inside a private residence when they discovered Cheyanne Wilson lying unresponsive suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Officers then learned Reginald Reynolds was lying unresponsive across the street in a yard; he was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced both victims deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests the suspect and Cheyanne Wilson had a romantic relationship. The suspect forced his way into the residence and fatally shot both victims.

The suspect fled the scene. East Precinct Task Force Officers developed a lead on the suspect’s whereabouts; they executed a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle on John Rogers Drive @ Alton Road. East Precinct Task Force officers arrested the suspect free of any incident.

The suspect has been identified as:

Curtis Humphry, (31), B/M, of Leeds, Alabama.

He was transported to the Birmingham Police Headquarters where BPD Homicide detectives questioned him.

Birmingham Police Detectives presented information on the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained a warrant for Capital Murder.

Curtis Humphry will be transported to the Jefferson County Jail where he will be held with No Bond.

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 comes available.

This is Birmingham’s 81st & 82nd murder investigation of 2022 including 6 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 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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