Media Release 253- Double Homicide Investigation 8300 block of 1st Avenue North
Double Homicide Investigation
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a double homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, December 8, 2022.
The victims will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.
At approximately 8:30 pm a shot spotter notification alerted shots had been fired in the 8300 block of 1st Avenue North. Community members also called 9-1-1 to advise someone had been shot at the location.
Upon arrival East Precinct officers observed two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived at the scene and pronounced one of the victims deceased. The second victim was transported to UAB Hospital with life threatening injuries where he later succumbed to his injuries.
We have a person of interest detained; however we believe there is at least another suspect.
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.
These are Birmingham’s 127th and 128th murder investigations of 2022 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**