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Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, August 30, 2019 at approximately 11:20 p.m.

The identity of the deceased will be released upon confirmation and notification of immediate family.

Officers from the West Precinct responded to 5417 Watson Avenue to investigate a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers observed a person lying on the front porch of an abandoned residence unresponsive. The victim appeared to have suffered an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived along with the Jefferson County Coroner and pronounced the victim deceased on the scene.

Residents in the neighborhood called 911 to report hearing a gunshot in the area prior to the victim being located by a citizen.

There are no suspect(s) in custody. Additional information will be released as it becomes 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

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