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Media Release 201- Homicide Investigation- Fulton Avenue Southwest

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

The victim has been identified as:

Toshobe Antonio Adox-Jones, (24), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.  

Just before Midnight, West Precinct officers were dispatched on report of Two People Shot at Fire Station 20 (4825 Avenue W).

Officers arrived on the scene and then observed two adult males suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel transported the two adult males to a local area hospital. One of the males suffered life-threatening injuries the other male suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

While officers were at Fire station 20, they learned the victim (Toshobe Adox-Jones) arrived at Princeton Hospital by private vehicle; he was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Princeton Hospital staff pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation has revealed the following, ShotSpotter alerted officers to gunfire detected in the 1600 Block of Fulton Avenue Southwest.

Currently, we believe shots were exchanged between two groups in the 1600 Block of Fulton Avenue Southwest; the three victims were struck by gunfire.

Detectives believe the three men struck by gunfire were not bystanders.

We are working to determine the three victims’ involvement in the exchange of gunfire.

BPD detectives interviewed at least two persons of interests (two adult males) at BPD Headquarters. After the interview, both males were transported to the Birmingham City Jail where they are being held under a 48-Hour Felony Extension for Murder.

The motive for the shootout is unknown.

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 becomes available.

This is Birmingham’s 89th murder investigation of 2023 with 7 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 in 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- Homicide Investigation- Fulton Avenue Southwest