Media Release 206
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives have received a ruling in connection to the homicide investigation of Reginald Horn. The incident occurred on Saturday, September 12, 2020.
Investigators presented the information gathered to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office for review. Following the assessment, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office ruled the actions justifiable. This investigation is reclassified as a Justified Death Investigation.
The Birmingham Police Department has 71 homicides thus far in 2020, 13 justifiable death investigations, and 1 non-criminal homicide. 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 Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, September 12, 2020.
The deceased has been identified as Reginald Horn, (22), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
The Birmingham Police Department received a notification from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to be on the look out for a white sedan involved in a possible domestic related kidnapping. Shortly after, BPD was alerted by Fultondale Police Department that the vehicle involved was located nearby the 2200 block of 30th Avenue North. Officers from North Precinct arrived in the area and reported hearing a gunshot. Officers located the subject Reginald Horn lying outside a car unresponsive suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Horn was pronounced deceased on the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue.
The preliminary investigation suggest the bolo from Jefferson County was initiated after a female involved in a romantic relationship with Horn reported she and her sibling were being held against their will. Reginald Horn reportedly drove them to 2001 30th Ave North were a physical altercation ensued resulting in Horn being fatally wounded. The motive in this homicide appears to be domestic in nature. There were persons of interest detained for further questioning. No arrest have been made. This is an ongoing investigation. Updates will be provided as further details develop.
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.
This is Birmingham’s 71st homicide investigation of 2020 and 10 justifiable death investigations and 1 non-criminal homicide (accidental shooting). 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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