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Media Release 176

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, July 19, 2021.

The victim has been identified as:

Lapez Reddrick, (47), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to 928 Erie Street on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene and made entry into the residence. Officers discovered a male victim lying unresponsive in the dining room injured.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel were unable to determine the cause of the victim’s fatal injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests foul play is involved. The Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the victim’s cause of death. At this time, there is no suspect(s) in custody.

 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 61st 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 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 176-Homicide Investigation