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Homicide Investigation Update

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives have made arrests and obtained warrants in connection with a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday January 31, 2020, at approximately 1:55 a.m.

The victim has been identified as:

Tyrese Morrow, B/M, 26 of Birmingham, Alabama.

 Officers from the South Precinct responded to a call of a person shot in the 900 block of 24th Street South. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim unresponsive suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue reported to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. Investigators learned that an additional person was transported from the scene to UAB Highlands by personal vehicle with life threatening injuries. Officers received information that a physical altercation occurred prior to the shooting.

On Friday, January 31, 2020, Members of the Birmingham Police Department’s Crime Reduction Team (CRT) located the suspect’s vehicle near 900 Penthouse Drive. As members of the CRT approached the vehicle, the suspects attempted to flee the area in the vehicle. After abandoning the vehicle in the parking lot, one suspect fled into a wooded area near the apartment complex and was apprehended with the assistance of Star One air support and BPD K-9.

The suspect has been identified as:

Jehudijah Davis, B/M, 23 of Birmingham, Alabama. A Capital Murder warrant has been obtained against the suspect.

Investigators later located a second suspect in the 900 block of 48th Street, Ensley. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

 The second suspect has been identified as:

Juanderrius Woods, B/M, 20 of Birmingham, Alabama. Detectives obtained warrants for Capital Murder and Attempted Murder against the suspect.

Both suspects are in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail. The second victim is expected to recover from the injury.

 This is Birmingham’s 8th homicide investigation of 2020 and 2 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.


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