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Media Release 167

Homicide Investigation Update


The Birmingham Police Department reports the Jefferson County Coroner has identified the victim in a homicide that occurred on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

The victim has been identified as Earl Lee Junior Alexander, (40), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.


Homicide Investigation

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The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

The victim will be identified upon next of kin notification.

At approximately 7:00 a.m., Birmingham Police Department’s 911 Communications Division received a Shot Spotter notification in the 7100 block of 2nd Avenue South. Officers from East Precinct responded and discovered the victim lying in the alley way unresponsive suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue.

Details are limited in this investigation. Detectives have not established a motive in this investigation. 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. Updates will be provided as they come available.

**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 Update