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Media Release 266 – Arrest Made in the Reginal Duke, Jr. Homicide

Arrest Made in the Reginal Duke, Jr. Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives have obtained a warrant for an arrest in connection to the murder of Reginal Emanuel Duke, Jr. Reginal Duke, Jr. was shot and killed on Sunday, December 18, 2022, while in the 400 block of 4th Street Thomas.

The suspect has been identified as:

A’Marion De’Avion Yancey (18), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

On Tuesday, December 20, 2022, Yancey turned himself in at Birmingham Police Administration building and was placed on an investigative hold. Birmingham Police Detectives presented information on the case to Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained a warrant for Capital Murder.

On Thursday, December 22, 2022, Yancey was transported to the Jefferson County Jail. He is currently in custody without bond.


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Homicide Investigation

(Media Release 258)

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, December 18, 2022.

The victim will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.

Just before 10:00 am Birmingham 9-1-1 received a call that an adult male had been shot in the 400 block of 4th Street.

Upon arrival West Precinct officers observed an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived at the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Currently there are no suspects 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.

These are Birmingham’s 127th murder investigation of 2022 with 10 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**