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Media Release 29- Suspect Shot During Robbery

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, February 5, 2022.

The deceased has been identified as Chico Guest, (17), b/m of CenterPoint, Al.

At approximately 3:57 p.m., officers responded to 10th Avenue and 18TH Street North on a call of a person shot. Officers arrived on scene to find the subject, Chico Guest on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. Guest was pronounced deceased on the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue. Officers were also alerted of another subject that showed up to UAB Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

The preliminary investigation suggests the wounded subjects in this incident were involved in a robbery when they were shot. The victim of the robbery(shooter) was working as a parking lot attendant when the robbery occurred, and he shot the suspects. He has been cooperative in this investigation thus far. Currently the surviving wounded suspect along with a female suspect are in custody and will be questioned by investigators.

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764, Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App.

This is Birmingham’s 11th homicide investigation of 2022.

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 29-Homicide Investigation-Chico Guest