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Media Release 295

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 8:25 p.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Elm Street Southwest on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene and observed a male victim lying in a grassy field suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was responsive and several community members and responding officers rendered aid to the victim.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel transported the victim to UAB Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim may have been in the 1000 block of 17th Street Southwest when he was shot after a confrontation ensued between the victim and a separate party. Multiple ShotSpotter alerts were activated in that area around the time officers made contact with the victim.

Currently, 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.

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 104th 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 295- Homicide Investigation