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Media Release 167

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, July 12, 2021.

The victim has been identified:
Sergio Hernandez Leiva, (28), (H/M), of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 4:30 a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to the 8500 of 3rd Avenue North on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered a male victim lying in the front yard of a residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The preliminary investigation revealed several individuals at the location were en route to work when an unknown suspect approached them and began firing shots at the victim.

The suspect then fled on foot. There are no suspects in custody.

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 57th murder investigation of 2021 with 4 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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Media Release 167-Homicide Investigation