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Media Release 227- Homicide Investigation- Walnut Avenue

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, October 27, 2023.

The victim has been identified as:

Domminick Peterson, (47), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 8:42 a.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Down call in the 3900 Block of Walnut Avenue.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed the victim lying unresponsive off the roadway suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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

The preliminary investigation suggests a community member observed the victim and called 911. Officers discovered the victim had been shot.

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 remain anonymous and receive a cash reward by dialing Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777Crime Stoppers pays tipsters cash rewards of up to $5,000 for their tips.

This is Birmingham’s 101st 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 227- Homicide Investigation- Walnut Avenue