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Media Release 198

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

The victim has been identified as Reginald Kelly, 28, (B/M), of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 9:08 p.m., officers from West Precinct responded to a call of a person shot at 1715 51st Street Ensley. Officer arrived on scene and found Reginald Kelly inside the residence suffering from a gunshot wound. Kelly was transported to UAB hospital where he succumb to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggest the victim was involved in a verbal altercation with the suspect prior to being shot. There are no suspects in custody and a motive has not been determined. Updates will be provided as details come available.

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.

*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*