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Media Release 217

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred in the 700 block of Carline Avenue on September 30, 2020.

The victim has been identified as Rodger Burr II, (41), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Carline Avenue on reports of a person shot. Officers from West Precinct responded and found the victim, Rodger Burr II inside of his vehicle unresponsive. Burr was shot multiple times and was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The preliminary investigation suggest the victim was at the intersection of Carline Avenue and Avenue T when another vehicle pulled adjacent to the victim’s car. Someone inside that vehicle fired multiple shots fatally wounding the victim. The victim’s car rolled forward and came to rest yards away. There are no suspect(s) in custody. Detectives have not established a motive.

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. Updates will be provided as information comes available.

This is Birmingham’s 77th homicide investigation of 2020 and 14 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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Media Release 217-Homicide Investigation-Rodger Burr II