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Media Release 230

Homicide Investigation

 The Birmingham Police Department detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The initial incident occurred on Friday night September 17, 2021.

The victim has been identified as Ashley Canty, (28),  b/f of Birmingham, Alabama.

 At approximately 9:00 p.m., officers from the North Precinct responded to a call of a one car accident in the 2800 block of Norwood Boulevard. Officers arrived and was alerted by a community member of a person inside of the vehicle shot. The victim, Ashley Canty was found in the driver seat unresponsive. Birmingham Fire and Rescue transported Canty to the hospital with serious injuries. Detectives were later notified by hospital staff on September 24, 20221 that the victim succumb to her injuries.

The victim was shot while driving down Norwood Boulevard and her vehicle came to a rest after striking a fire hydrant. Detectives believe the victim was targeted, however a clear motive has not been established. No arrest has been made. The investigation  is  ongoing. Updates will be provided as this case develops.

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 73rd murder investigation of 2021 and 12  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**


Media Release 230 Homicide Investigation-Ashley Canty