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Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday January 6, 2019 at approximately 11:15 a.m. The identity of the deceased will be released upon notification of next of kin. Officers from the South Precinct received a Shot Spotter call to the area of 9th Avenue North and 44th Place. While responding, officers received a call of a person shot in the 4400 block of 9th Avenue North. Upon arrival officers located one person unresponsive suffering from a gunshot wound inside a car.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue reported to the scene to render treatment, but the victim was pronounced deceased prior to being transported to the hospital. Investigators found that the deceased was involved in a physical altercation with three subjects before he was able to make his way to his car. Investigators found that one suspect fired into the victim’s vehicle before he could drive away. There are no suspect(s) in custody.

This is an ongoing investigation. Additional details will be provided as they 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.

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