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Media Release 176- Homicide Investigation- Finley Boulevard

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Dariuse Dewayne Benson, (37), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 11:20 PM, A North Precinct officer was on patrol in the 800 Block of Finley Boulevard when he heard multiple gunshots fired. Officers responded to the 1600 Block of 8th Street West and the surrounding area when they observed the victim lying unresponsive in an alleyway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim along with several other adult males were in the area when an unknown suspect(s) opened fire on them. The victim along with four other males was struck by gunfire. BFR transported three of the males to UAB Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One male arrived at a local area hospital via private vehicle.

There is no suspect 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.

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 89th murder investigation of 2022 including 6 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**