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Media Release 21- Homicide Investigation- 4th Avenue South

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, February 5, 2024.

The victim has been identified as:

Dametrice Broadnax, (30), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 2:35 a.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot call at a residence in the 8100 Block of 4th Avenue South.

Officers arrived on the scene and then entered the residence when they discovered the victim lying unresponsive suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was involved in a physical altercation with his girlfriend (adult female). The victim’s girlfriend shot him and then dialed 911.

The victim’s girlfriend remained on the scene; patrol officers took her into custody.

A small child was inside the residence at the time of the shooting; the child was unharmed.

Patrol officers transported the adult female to BPD Headquarters for questioning.

BPD Homicide detectives interviewed the adult female; patrol officers transported her to the Birmingham City Jail and she was booked under a 48-Hour Felony Extension.

BPD detectives will present case information to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office who then will decide if criminal charges should be filed.

Anyone who has information in the case, please contact B.P.D.’s Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

Crime Stoppers pays tipsters cash rewards of up to $5,000 for their tips.

This is Birmingham’s 7th murder investigation of 2024.

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 21- Homicide Investigation- 4th Avenue South