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Media Release 237 – Homicide Investigation – Don L West Manor

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, November 19, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Zevin Lenard Patterson (27), of Birmingham, Alabama.

 At approximately 9:56 PM, East Precinct officers were dispatched to Don L. West Manor Apartments located at 204 59th Street South on a call of a person shot.

Upon arrival officers observed the victim suffering from a gunshot wound in an apartment at the complex. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

Preliminary investigation suggests there was an altercation between family members prior to the shooting.

Currently, there is no one in custody.

 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. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App on Android or IOS devices. Updates will be provided as information comes available.

 This is Birmingham’s 122nd murder investigation of 2022 including 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 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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