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Media Release 250

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on November 20, 2020.

The victim has been identified as:
Marquise Nunn, (19), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Shortly before 6:00 p.m., the Birmingham 911 Communication Division received a ShotSpotter alert on multiple rounds being fired in the 2900 block of Avenue Z. West Precinct officers were dispatched to the area; they arrived on the scene where they observed a male victim lying unresponsive in the roadway suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue Personnel arrived on the scene, and then transported the victim to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Officers canvassed the area where they developed a person of interest. The person of interest was detained and transported to the Birmingham Police Headquarters Building for questioning.

Updates in this investigation will be provided as they develop. 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.

This is Birmingham’s 93rd homicide investigation of 2020 with 13 justifiable death investigations and 1 non-criminal homicide (accidental shooting). 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**

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Media Release 250- Homicide Investigation