Media Release 208
Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation
The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in the murder of Bryce Landrus Berry. Berry was murdered on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
The suspect has been identified as:
Ladarius Devon Johnson, (26), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.
Detectives presented the information gathered to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for review. After an assessment of the case, a Capital Murder warrant was issued for the arrest of Ladarius Johnson. Johnson will be held in custody of the Jefferson County Jail with No Bond.
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 1121 Princeton Avenue South West.
The victim has been identified as Bryce Landrus Berry, (26), of Birmingham, Alabama.
At 4:09 p.m. the officers from West Precinct responded to a call of a person shot. Officers arrived and discovered the victim lying on the ground next to his vehicle. The victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel responded and the victim was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Details are limited in this investigation. No arrest has been made in this investigation. 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.
This is Birmingham’s 65th murder investigation of 2021 and 11 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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