Media Release 281
Attempt to Locate and Identify
(Update to Media Release 95)
Birmingham Police Department’s detectives are enlisting the assistance of the public in locating a vehicle that may be connected to the murder of Tyrone King. King was murdered on Friday, April 9, 2021 while driving a Birmingham Water Works company vehicle.
At approximately 12:56 p.m. officers from the East Precinct responded to an initial call of a vehicle accident at 1600 Montclair Road. Officers arrived and observed a Birmingham Water Works company vehicle that lodged in shrubbery in the median. Upon further investigation the officers found two occupants inside of the vehicle. The driver, Tyrone King was unresponsive and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. King was pronounced deceased on the scene. The passenger of the vehicle was unharmed. Both occupants were employees of the Birmingham Water Works.
The preliminary investigation indicates the Birmingham Water Works vehicle was driving in the Wal-Mart parking lot when a someone in a sedan flanked the vehicle and fired multiple rounds into the victim’s vehicle. The driver lost control and the vehicle came to a rest in the median of shrubbery after colliding with a parked vehicle. Investigators believe the victim was targeted; however, a clear motive is yet to be determined. No arrest has been made in this investigation.
The suspect’s vehicle has been identified as a white Ford Fusion with a drive off tag (Paper Tag). There is a dent on the bottom of the driver side door.
If you see the listed vehicle, please dial 911 immediately. Do not attempt to make contact with the occupant(s). This person may be armed and dangerous. You can also Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777 and remain anonymous. Updates will be provided as information comes available.
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