Media Release 227 – Death Investigation – 5300 Block Ave O
On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at approximately 12:44 AM, West Precinct Officers received a call of a home invasion in the 5300 block of Avenue O. At approximately 12:46 AM officers received a call of an adult male shot at Chevron located at 1381 Bessemer Road.
The preliminary investigation suggests the adult male told people at Chevron that he had been shot and those people called 911. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and transported the adult male to UAB hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The homeowner in the 5300 block of Avenue O reported they believed they shot an intruder who broke into their home.
Hours later the adult male succumbed to his injuries while at the hospital. Due to the proximity of the home invasion and where the adult male sought refuge, we believe the shooting is connected.
The homeowner cooperated with investigators. Investigators will present their findings to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.
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.
**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**