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Media Release 181- Homicide Investigation- Arkadelphia Road

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, September 2, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Demarkus Etwan Moss Sr., (22), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 5:50 PM, North and West Precinct officers were dispatched to the 1000 Block of Arkadelphia Road on report of a traffic accident.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed two vehicles which had collided into one another. Upon further investigation, officers observed the driver of one of the vehicles slumped over suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Officers observed two small children injured from the accident. One of the children was a female toddler (unresponsive) and the other was a male infant. The occupants of the second vehicle were injured.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. BFR transported all other injured parties to various hospitals. The toddler is the only victim believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was traveling in the 800 Block of Arkadelphia Road when a suspect in a separate vehicle began firing shots into his vehicle.

Currently, 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.

 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 92nd 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**

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Media Release 181- Homicide Investigation- Arkadelphia Road