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Media Release 168

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on May 22, 2021.

The victim has been identified as:
Sheila Chantel Johnson, (27), B/F, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to 8300 1st Avenue North on report of multiple people shot. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered three people inside of a vehicle suffering from gunshot wound injuries. The victim was seated in the front seat passenger seat when she was struck by gunfire.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue transported the victim to UAB Hospital with life -threatening injuries.

On July 12, 2021, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office notified the BPD Homicide Unit that the victim succumbed to her injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests the motive in this case is still unclear.

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 58th 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 168- Homicide Investigation