Media Release 176-Homicide Investigation-Park Avenue SW
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, August 13, 2023.
The victim will be identified upon notification to next of kin.
At approximately 6:37 AM, West Precinct officers were responding to a call of a Person Down at 50th Street SW and Park Ave SW.
Officers arrived on the scene and observed the male victim unresponsive, in a ditch on
the side of the road.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
Upon the coroner’s initial examination, it was determined that the victim had been shot.
The preliminary investigation suggests a passerby observed the victim laying on the side of the roadway and called the police.
There is no one 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. For Immediate Release 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 becomes available.
This is Birmingham’s 78th murder investigation of 2023 with 7 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 in 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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