Media Release 258
Homicide Investigation Update
The Birmingham Police Department reports the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a homicide that occurred on Friday, October 29, 2021.
The victim has been identified as:
Malik Tyrese Sutton, 25, B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
The preliminary investigation suggests officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert when they found the victim lying in a driveway unresponsive suffering from a gunshot wound. Details are limited at this point in the investigation.
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.
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, October 29, 2021.
The victim will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.
At approximately 10:20 p.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Avenue L on report of a ShotSpotter alert indicating multiple rounds were fired.
Officers were patrolling an alleyway when they observed a male lying unresponsive in a driveway suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
Currently, there is no one in custody. Details are limited at this point in the investigation.
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 87th 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 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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