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Media Release 245

 Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

The victim’s identity will be released pending notification to the next of kin.

At approximately 7:35 a.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of 8th Avenue West on report of a female lying unresponsive in a front yard. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim suffered a gunshot wound. Detectives believe the victim was shot at a location nearby and collapsed in the front yard.

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 81st 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 la 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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Media Release 245- Homicide Investigation