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Media Release 190-Homicide Investigation-3rd Avenue North

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, September 9, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Courtney Demond Hughley, (44), B/M, of Fairfield, Alabama.

At approximately 9:21 PM, North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of 12th Avenue North on report of a person lying on the ground bleeding. Officers arrived on scene and observed the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital where, shortly after his arrival, he was pronounced deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim and an unknown male suspect had a verbal altercation prior to the shooting. The suspect fled in an unknown direction while on foot.

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 100th 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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