Media Release 218-Public’s Assistance Areyelle Yarbrough Homicide Investigation
Public’s Assistance Areyelle Yarbrough Homicide Investigation
Detectives are requesting help from the public in obtaining information on the murder investigation of Areyelle Yarbrough. The homicide occurred on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Just after 7:00 p.m., Birmingham Police Officers responded to W.C. Patton Park after gunfire erupted. At the time of the shooting, there were hundreds of people gathered in the park. Upon arrival. officers discovered the victim, Areyelle Yarbrough lying on the ground just outside the passenger door of her vehicle wounded by gunfire. Additionally, 5 other community members were struck by gunfire including a 5-year-old child. Areyelle Yarbrough succumbed to her injuries on the scene.
If there is anyone with information that will help aid our detectives, please contact the Homicide Division, attention Detective Jonathan Ross, directly at 205-254-1764 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App. Simply download the app and submit a tip. Updates will be provided as information becomes available. If the tip to Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest, Crime Stoppers will provide a cash reward.
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