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Media Release 170-Homicide Investigation-Francis Place Southwest

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports a homicide investigation is underway in the 500 block of Francis Place Southwest.

On Saturday, August 20, 2022, at approximately 8:42 p.m., officers from the West Precinct were dispatched to the location on a ShotSpotter alert of one round fired. Officers arrived on scene and were alerted to a person unresponsive in a front room of a residence. The victim sustained a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue pronounced the victim deceased.

The victim has been identified as:

Cedric Mahaffey, (29), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

The preliminary investigation suggests a single gunshot was heard prior to the discovery of the wounded victim. Additional details are limited at this phase of the investigation. No arrest has been made. Updates will be provided as this case develops.

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 87th murder investigation of 2022 with 6 justifiable death investigation.

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 170-Homicide Investigation-Francis Place Southwest