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Media Release 285

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

The victim will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.

At approximately 5:40 p.m., South Precinct officers responded to an apartment building located in the 1900 block of 15th Avenue South on the report of a fire. Officers arrived on the scene and observed smoke inside of an apartment unit. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel handled the initial fire call and contained the scene.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel notified officers there were two males inside of the apartment; one of the males was deceased.

While on the scene, officers observed evidence that lead to this incident being investigated as a homicide. Officers did take a male on the scene into custody. We will provide updates as they become available.

 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 98th 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 285- Homicide Investigation