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Media Release 232

Homicide Investigation

 The Birmingham Police Department’s detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday September 25,2021.

The victim has been identified as Joshua Rogers, (26), b/m of Birmingham, Alabama.

 Just after 4:30 p.m., officers from the West Precinct responded to a call of a person shot at 108 Dougan Avenue at an apartment complex. Upon arrival, officers encountered the victim Joshua Rogers on the ground just outside of the back passenger side of a vehicle. Rogers sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Birmingham Fire and Rescue and the Jefferson County Coroner responded to the scene where the victim was pronounced deceased.

 Two persons of interest were detained at a nearby gas station and will be questioned by investigators. A clear motive has not been established, however it appears Rogers was the target of an ambush. The investigation  is  ongoing and 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 75th  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**


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