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Media Release 211- Homicide Investigation- 4th Street North

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Roderick Earl Gray Jr., (26), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 2:40 AM, two Birmingham Police officers, working in an off-duty capacity at a nearby nightclub, were alerted of a person shot in the 200 Block of 4th Street North.

The two officers alerted the Birmingham 911 Communications Division; North Precinct officers responded to the location. Officers arrived on the scene and observed the victim lying unresponsive in an alleyway 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 may have been at a nearby nightclub prior to the shooting taking place across the street in an alleyway. The nightclub’s security staff (non-BPD personnel) detained a person of interest.

Homicide detectives will interview the person of interest.

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 111th murder investigation of 2021 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 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 211- Homicide Investigation- 4th Street North