Media Release 29
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, February 1, 2021.
The victim will be identified upon notification of next of kin.
At approximately 10:40 p.m., West Precinct officers responded to 1481 Edwards Street on report of a person down inside of a residence. Officers arrived on the scene and entered the residence. Officers observed a victim lying unresponsive in the hallway of the residence suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Responding officers then conducted a secondary search of the residence where they located a second victim lying unresponsive in a nearby bedroom suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced both victims deceased.
At this time, detectives will be investigating the victim found in the hallway as a homicide investigation; detectives will be investigating the victim found in the bedroom as an unclassified death. Details are limited at this time.
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 8th murder investigation of 2021.
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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