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Media Release 192- Homicide Investigation Ave O

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, September 11, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Nickelas Kristerpher Kelley, (21), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama. 

At approximately 11:29 PM, West Precinct officers received a shot spotter activation simultaneously a citizen called advising they heard shots fired in the area of the 6100 block of Avenue O. While canvassing the area officers observed the victim next to his vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. 

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived to the scene and declared the victim deceased. 

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 102nd 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 192- Homicide Investigation Ave O