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Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 526 Beacon Crest Circle.

The victim has been identified as Justin Devon Wade, (22), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 9:00 p.m., South Precinct Officers  responded to a call of a person shot at the location. Officers arrived and discovered Justin Wade lying in a breezeway outside of an apartment suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital. Wade succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff.

The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was targeted.  No arrest has been made. Updates will be provided as this case develops.

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 65th murder investigation of 2021 with 10 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 200-Homicide Investigation- Justin Devon Wade