Media Release 238
Homicide Investigation Update
The Birmingham Police Department reports the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred on Friday, October 1, 2021.
The victim has been identified as:
Richard Lee Samuels, (29), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
The details surrounding this homicide are still limited.
If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254- 7777.
(Media Release 237)
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, October 1, 2021.
The victim will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.
At approximately 9:30 p.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to the Chevron Gas Station, located at 1800 31st Street Southwest, on report of a robbery alarm.
While en route, officers were notified there was a person shot at the location. Officers arrived on the scene and observed a male lying unresponsive in the parking lot suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
Details are limited in this investigation.
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 78th murder investigation of 2021 with 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**