Media Release 276- 12-Year-Old Boy Killed in Likely Accidental Shooting- Pike Road
12-Year-Old Boy Killed in Likely Accidental Shooting
The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a shooting investigation involving a 12-year-old boy. The incident occurred on Sunday, December 24, 2023.
The victim has been identified as:
Jamycah Frazier-Turner, 12, B/M, of Adamsville, Alabama.
At around 4:50 p.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to a Juvenile Shot call in the 1300 Block of Pike Road.
Officers arrived on the scene and then entered an alleyway when they discovered a 12-year-old boy suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Children’s Hospital staff pronounced the victim deceased.
The preliminary investigation has revealed the victim was at a family friend’s house and was handling a firearm when he may have accidentally shot himself.
Currently, we do not believe someone else shot the victim.
The Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy on the victim to help determine the manner of death in this incident.
If there is anyone who has information about the case, 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.