Media Release 246- Homicide Investigation- 2nd Court West
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, November 16, 2023.
The victim will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.
At approximately 10:50 p.m., West Precinct officers received a ShotSpotter alert in the 1000 Block of 2nd Court West.
Officers arrived on the scene and then observed a vehicle that had collided with an unoccupied parked vehicle. Upon further investigation, officers observed the victim inside the driver’s seat of one of the vehicles; he was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was in his vehicle when an unknown suspect(s) fired shots at him.
There is no one 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.
This is Birmingham’s 110th 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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