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Arrest Made in Homicide

 The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in connection to the murder of Jeremy Fidel Jackson. The incident occurred on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at an apartment located 956 Pike Road Birmingham, Alabama 35218.

The suspect has been identified as

Laquandre Rashaud Kelly, (20), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Detectives presented the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for review. Detectives obtained a Murder Warrant ($100,000 bond) for the arrest of Kelly. Kelly was arrested and will be held in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.

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Media Release 303- Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation-Jeremy Fidel Jackson



Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are currently conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at an apartment located 956 Pike Road Birmingham, Alabama 35218.

The victim has been identified as Jeremy Fidel Jackson, (19), b/m of Birmingham, Alabama. 

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 ta 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.

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 that will aid in this investigation, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

 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.

 **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**