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Media Release 299

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on December 6, 2021.

The victim has been identified as Jona McKenzie, (31), W/F, of Birmingham, Alabama.

 At approximately 5:00 p.m., South Precinct Offices responded to a ShotSpotter alert of one shot fired at 860 44th Street North. Upon arrival officers observed the victim Jona McKenzie laying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and transported McKenzie to UAB Hospital where she succumbs to her injuries.

Information is limited pertaining to details surrounding this incident. No arrest has been made.

If there is anyone who has additional information to assist detectives, 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 107th 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 299- Homicide Investigation-Jona McKenzie