Media Release 184-Homicide Investigation- The Quest Club
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, September 5, 2022.
The victim has been identified as:
Michael David Lyle, (45), W/M, of Cleveland, Alabama.
At approximately 5:55 AM, South Precinct officers were dispatched to The Quest Club (416 24th Street South) on report of two people shot. Officers arrived on the scene and observed an adult male victim lying in the parking lot suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers also observed Mr. Michael Lyle lying unresponsive inside of the business suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service (BFR) arrived on the scene and pronounce Mr. Lyle deceased. BFR transported the second victim to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation suggests that an argument took place between the second adult male victim and a separate male prior to shots being fired inside the club.
A person of interest called Jefferson County 911 to turn himself in. Jefferson County deputies and BPD officers took a person of interest into custody in the 2100 Block of Marguerite Circle.
The person of interest will be questioned by homicide detectives at BPD Headquarters.
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 97th 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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