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Media Release 280

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

The victim has been identified as:

Michael Martez Johnson, B/M, (32), of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 10:50 p.m., South Precinct officers were dispatched to the 200 block of 3rd Avenue Southwest on report of a person shot inside of a vehicle.

Officers arrived on the scene where they observed two adult victims suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. One male victim (Michael Johnson) was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. An adult female passenger was also struck by gunfire. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel transported her to a local-area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests an unknown suspect approached the vehicle on foot then fired shots into the victim’s vehicle before fleeing the scene on foot.

 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 95th murder investigation of 2021 with 13 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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Media Release 280- Homicide Investigation