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Media Release 283- BPD Arrests Suspect in the Homicide Investigation of Stephen Keith Jr.

BPD Arrests Suspect in the Homicide Investigation of Stephen Keith Jr. 

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives have obtained an arrest warrant in connection to the Homicide Investigation of Stephen Keith Jr.

Stephen Keith Jr. was shot and killed in his vehicle on Saturday, December 30, 2023in the 9300 Block of Parkway East. 

The suspect is also charged with shooting a second adult male in a second incident the same day. 

The second shooting occurred in the 1300 Block of High Point Terrace, an adult male was shot inside his vehicle; he suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

The suspect has been identified as:

Anthony Dubose Jr.,(25), of Birmingham, Alabama. 

Anthony Dubose Jr. was arrested after officers located him in Tom Bradford Park (1701 Edwards Lake Road).

BPD’s East Precinct, Crime Reduction Team, and Tactical Operations Precinct, along with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and Trussville Police Department played a major role in taking the suspect into custody free of any incident. 

On Sunday, December 30, 2023, Birmingham Police Detectives presented case information to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained warrants for Capital Murder, Attempted Murder, and Discharging into an Occupied Vehicle.

Anthony Dubose Jr. will be held in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail with No Bond


Homicide Investigation

(Media Release 281)

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, December 30, 2023.

The victim has been identified as:
Stephen A. Keith Jr., (77), W/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 1:33 p.m. East Precinct officers were dispatched to a call of a Motor Vehicle Accident in the 9300 Block of Parkway East.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed the victim suffering from what appeared to be injuries caused by the motor vehicle accident.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue Services arrived on the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital.

UAB medical staff determined that the victim had sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound.

The victim was pronounced deceased at 9:44 p.m.

The preliminary investigation suggests that at approximately 1:31 p.m., East Precinct officers received a BOLO from our 911 Communications Division of a male firing shots at another vehicle near Edwards Lake Road and Gadsden Highway. Minutes later, several calls were received stating matching call details in the 9300 Block of Parkway East.

After the victim was struck by gunfire on Parkway East, his vehicle collided with a pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup truck was also transported to UAB Hospital by Birmingham Fire and Rescue Services.

The victim was targeted.

The suspect is in custody.

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 becomes available.

This is Birmingham’s 126th murder investigation of 2023 with 9 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 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**