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Media Release 200 Homicide Investigation – 71st Street at 1st Avenue N

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, September 30, 2022.


The victim has been identified as:

Asia Johnson, (25), B/F, of Bessemer, Alabama.

At approximately 7:46 PM, Birmingham 9-1-1 received call regarding an unresponsive female in the intersection of 71st Street and 1st Avenue North. Upon Arrival East Precinct officers responded to the location and observed Ms. Johnson suffering from an unknown injury. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived at the scene and attempted CPR to no avail. She was pronounced deceased on the scene. A homicide detective and evidence technician arrived at the scene of what was believed to be an unclassified death at the time.

The Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office contacted the Birmingham Police Department to advise the victim’s death should be classified as a homicide.

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 106th 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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