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Media Release 183- Double Homicide Investigation- 3rd Avenue West

Double Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a double homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, September 3, 2022.

The victims have been identified as:

  1. Jalen Jamarcus Tolbert, (24), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.


  1. Marquse Terrail Yarbrough, (25), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

 At approximately 9:20 PM, North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 100 Block of 3rd Avenue West on report of multiple Shot Spotter alerts. The call was then updated to multiple people shot.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed both of the victims lying in the roadway suffering from gunshot wounds. A third adult male was observed inside an apartment suffering from gunshot wounds.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) transported all of the victims to UAB Hospital. Mr. Tolbert & Yarbrough succumbed to their injuries. The third victim from the scene suffered non-life-threatening injuries. BPD learned a fourth victim showed up to UAB Hospital via private vehicle with non-life-threatening gunshot injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests one of the victims was involved in some type of verbal argument prior to multiple suspects firing shots. Shot Spotter registered over thirty rounds fired.

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 95th & 96th 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 183- Double Homicide Investigation- 3rd Avenue West