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Media Release 167-Homicide Investigation-Messer Airport Highway

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, August 12, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Alfred Lorenzo Jenkins Jr., (18), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 5:50 PM, South Precinct officers were dispatched to 4012 Block of Messer Airport Highway (Shell) on report of a person shot.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed the victim lying unresponsive inside of the business suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital. The victim succumbed to his injuries at UAB Hospital.

The preliminary investigation suggests multiple individuals opened fire on the victim. They fled the scene. Currently, there is no one 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 85th 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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Media Release 167-Homicide Investigation-Messer Airport Highway