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Media Release 226 – Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation of Jessie Cummings, Sr.

Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation of Jesse Cummings, Sr.

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives have obtained a warrant for an arrest in the connection to the murder of Jesse Dewayne Cummings, Sr. who was shot and killed on Friday, November 4, 2022 while in the 800 Block of 45th Place North.

The suspect has been identified as:

Andrew Ardrecus Bonner, (20), B/M, of Bessemer, AL

Birmingham Police Detectives presented information on the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained a warrant for Capital Murder.

Andrew Bonner was apprehended in Bessemer by members of Birmingham Police Department’s Crime Reduction Team. Bonner is in the custody of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office where he will be held without bond.

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Homicide Investigation

(Media Release 224)


The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, November 4, 2022.


The victim has been identified as:

Jesse Dewayne Cummings Sr., (33), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.


At approximately 5:50 AM, South Precinct officers were dispatched to the 800 Block of 45th Place North on report of a Shot Spotter alert. Our dispatchers updated officers a male was shot at the location.


Officers arrived on the scene when they observed the victim lying unresponsive inside of a vehicle. Officers also learned the victim’s infant son was inside of the vehicle during the shooting but was not seriously injured.


The preliminary investigation suggests that a domestic argument took place prior to shots being fired into the victim’s vehicle.


Currently, there is no one in custody.


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 118th murder investigation of 2022 including 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**