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Media Release 190

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, August 8, 2021.

The victim will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.

At approximately 6:10 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to 100 3rd Avenue North (Empire Gentleman’s Club) on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene and learned Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel had transported a male gunshot
wound victim to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Birmingham 911 Communications Division notified officers that the victim succumbed to his injuries while at UAB Hospital.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim and an unknown suspect were involved in a verbal argument at the location when the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired multiple rounds at the victim ultimately striking him. The suspect then fled the scene.

If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

This is Birmingham’s 64th homicide investigation of 2021 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 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 190- Homicide Investigation