Media Release 173
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, July 18, 2021.
The victim will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.
At approximately 9:00 p.m., West Precinct officers responded to a person shot at the Spur Convenient Store located at 945 Pike Road. Officers arrived on the scene where they observed a male lying unresponsive next to a Black Dodge Challenger suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim
The preliminary investigation suggests an unknown suspect fired multiple shots at the victim prior to leaving the scene in an unknown vehicle. The motive in this incident is unclear.
If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777. Also, the public can submit tips anonymously via the Birmingham Police Department’s App (which can be downloaded at the IOS and Google Play store).
This is Birmingham’s 60th homicide 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
**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 changeas additional evidence is collected and analyzed**
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