Media Release 301
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are currently conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred at 956 Pike Road.
The victim will be identified upon notification of next of kin.
At approximately 12:06 a.m., officers from West Precinct responded to the location on a call of a person shot. Upon arrival officers observed the victim in the a front room of the apartment slumped over in a chair suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and the victim was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Details of what lead to this incident are under investigation. A suspect was taken into custody. This incident was isolated to this private residence. There were no other injuries reported. Updates will be provided as this case develops.
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. Updates will be provided as this case develops.
This is Birmingham’s 107th murder investigation of 2021 with 14 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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