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Media Release 201 – Homicide Investigation – 200 Block 16th St S

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, October 2, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Malik Shelton, (26), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 5:01 PM, Birmingham 9-1-1 received call regarding a person shot in the 200 block 16th Street S. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service arrived to render aid; however, the victim had already succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene.

An adult male and adult female were walking in the 200 block when there was a verbal altercation between the victim and the two pedestrians which led to the shooting. Both pedestrians remained on scene and cooperated with detectives regarding the investigation.

An adult suspect is 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 107th 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 201