Media Release 180- Homicide Investigation- 32nd Place North
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, August 20, 2023.
The victim has been identified as:
Morris Brown Scott, (40), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately 12:23 a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot call in the 1700 Block of 32nd Place North.
Officers arrived on the scene and then observed the victim lying unresponsive outside an apartment suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers also observed an adult male lying near a sidewalk suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived on the scene and then pronounced the victim deceased. BFR personnel transported the second adult male to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation suggests both victims were hanging out in the 1700 Block of 32nd Place North when an unknown suspect(s) fired shots at them.
There is no 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 becomes available.
This is Birmingham’s 80th 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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