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Media Release 207-Homicide Investigation- Penfield Drive at Zion City Road

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.


The victim has been identified as:

Demetris Lendell Silliman, Jr., (21), B/M, of Center Point, Alabama.

At about 1:30 AM, Birmingham Police responded to a call of person shot in a vehicle at the intersection of Penfield Drive and Zion City Road.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived at the location and pronounced the victim deceased.

There are no suspects in custody. Details are limited in this investigation.


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 109th murder investigation of 2022 including 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 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 207