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Media Release 228- Homicide Investigation- 13th Street Ensley

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, October 28, 2023.

The victim has been identified as:

Rodger Davis, (65), B/M, of Fairfield, Alabama.

At approximately 1:40 a.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot call at a residence in the 600 Block of 13th Street Ensley.

Officers arrived on the scene when they entered the residence and then observed the victim lying unresponsive suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was involved in a verbal argument with an adult male; the adult male shot the victim and then fled the scene.

Hours after the incident, BPD officers detained the adult male in the 700 Block of 19th Street South. Officers transported the adult male to BPD Headquarters where Homicide detectives will interview him.

We will provide updates as they become available.

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 @ 205-254-7777.

Crime Stoppers pays tipsters cash rewards of up to $5,000 for their tips.

This is Birmingham’s 102nd 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 228- Homicide Investigation- 13th Street Ensley