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Media Release 223-Homicide Investigation-14th Avenue North

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, October 21, 2023.

The victim as been identified as:

Aloysius Astrada Tobias Finn, (42), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 3:25 PM East Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot call in the 9100 Block of 14th Avenue North.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed an adult male unresponsive in a field of a church, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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

The details are limited in this investigation.

A person of interest has been detained.


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 becomes available.

 This is Birmingham’s 99th murder investigation of 2023 with 8 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 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 223- Homicide Investigation- 14th Avenue North