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Media Release 292

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

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

At approximately 7:55 a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a residence in the 3500 block of 17th Avenue North on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene and located two males inside of a residence suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived on the scene; they pronounced one of the males deceased on the scene. BFR transported the second male to a local- area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests multiple individuals were inside of the residence prior to shots being fired inside of the residence. Officers have detained the multiple occupants for questioning. Detectives will interview the occupants; we will provide subsequent updates.

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 102nd 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 292- Homicide Investigation