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Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday January 31, 2020, at approximately 1:55 a.m.

The victim’s identity will be released upon notification of next of kin.

 Officers from the South Precinct responded to a call of a person shot in the 900 block of 24th Street South. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim unresponsive suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue reported to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. Investigators learned that an additional person was transported from the scene to UAB Highlands by personal vehicle with life threatening injuries. Officers received information that a physical altercation occurred prior to the shooting.

Currently information is very limited in this investigation. There are no suspect(s) in custody. This is an ongoing investigation. Additional details will be provided as they come available.

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.

This is Birmingham’s 8th homicide investigation of 2020 and 2 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.

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