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Media Release 28

Homicide Investigation Update
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The Birmingham Police Department reports arrest have been made in connection to the murder of Michael Alexander McGee. McGee was murdered on Sunday, September 27, 2020.

The suspects have been identified as: Curtis Sanders, (51), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama and Joshua Sanders, (18), b/m of Birmingham, Alabama.

On January 14. 2021, detectives presented the case to the Jefferson County District Attorneys Office for review. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained outstanding Murder warrants (bond $60,000.00) for each of the listed suspects. Curtis and Joshua Sanders was arrested on February 1, 2020 and will remain in the Jefferson County Jail.

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Media Release 28-Homicide Investigation Update-Michael Alexander McGee

Homicide Investigation
(Original Release)

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at approximately 2:15 p.m.

The victim has been identified as Michael Alexander McGee, (42), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Officers from East Precinct responded to the 3700 block of 42nd Street North on reports of three people shot. Upon arrival officers found the victim, Michael Alexander McGee lying on the side of the road suffering to a gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded and the victim was transported to UAB Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The medical condition of the other two wounded victims are unknown.

The preliminary investigation indicates a dispute occurred over parking spaces prior to shots being fired. There are no suspect(s) in custody. Updates will be provided as additional information comes available.

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.

This is Birmingham’s 76th homicide investigation of 2020 and 14 justifiable death investigations and 1 non-criminal homicide (accidental shooting). 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**