Media Release 243- Homicide Investigation- 5th Street Pratt
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
The victim has been identified as:
Darryl Bowie, (56), B/M, of Fairfield, Alabama.
At approximately 10:40 a.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot call in the 400 Block of 5th Street Pratt.
Officers arrived on the scene when they observed the victim lying unresponsive in the roadway suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers observed an adult female on the sidewalk suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. BFR personnel transported the adult female victim to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation suggests both victims were in the 400 Block of 5th Street Pratt when an unknown suspect(s) fired shots at them. The suspect(s) fled the scene in a vehicle.
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 becomes available.
This is Birmingham’s 109th murder investigation of 2023 with 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 in 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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