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Media Release 29- Homicide Investigation- 48th Avenue N.

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

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

At approximately 10:17 a.m., East Precinct officers were responding to a call of a decomposed body in the 4200 Block of 48th Avenue N.

When officers arrived on the scene, they observed an adult male lying unresponsive, face down on a pile of rubbish.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue Services arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s office arrived on the scene and determined that the victim suffered a fatal gunshot wound.

The preliminary investigation suggests a citizen who collects items observed the victim unresponsive on the ground at an illegal dumping site and asked a resident to call 911.

There is no one 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.

This is Birmingham’s 8th murder investigation of 2024 with 1 justifiable death investigation.

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**


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Media Release 29- Homicide Investigation- 48th Avenue N.