Media Release 27- Arrest Made in the Colby Cade Homicide Investigation
Arrest Made in the Colby Cade Homicide Investigation
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives have obtained warrants for an arrest in connection to the murder of Colby Cade. Colby Cade was shot and killed on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at the Shell gas station (1529 Old Springville Road).
The suspect has been identified as:
Deeric Lewis, (21), B/M, of Center Point, Alabama.
On Thursday, February 8, 2024, BPD’s Tactical Operations Division officers arrested the suspect at a residence in the Grayson Valley community.
Officers transported him to BPD Headquarters for questioning; he was later booked into the Birmingham City Jail on a 48-Hour Felony Extension.
Birmingham Police Detectives presented case information to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained warrants for Murder, Attempted Murder, and Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle.
Deeric Lewis is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail with No Bond.
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(Media Release 24)
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.
The victim has been identified as:
Colby Cade, (33), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately 6:35 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot call at Fire Station #30, located at 1512 Old Springville Road.
Officers arrived on the scene and then observed a vehicle that collided with a fire station bay door. Officers observed Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel providing aid to two gunshot victims, the victim, and an adult female.
BFR personnel transported both victims to UAB Hospital. UAB Hospital Staff pronounced the victim deceased. The adult female victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries. No firefighters were injured.
The preliminary investigation suggests both victims were at the Shell gas station, located at 1529 Old Springville Road when an unknown suspect(s) approached them and then began firing shots at the victims.
The female victim drove both victims away from the Shell; the victims’ vehicle then collided with Fire Station #30’s bay door while the adult female victim was seeking help for the two.
There is no one in custody.
Anyone with information, please get in touch with the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or remain anonymous and receive a cash reward by dialing Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.
Crime Stoppers pays tipsters cash rewards of up to $5,000 for their tips.
This is Birmingham’s 7th murder investigation of 2024 with 1 justifiable death ruling.
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**