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Media Release 306

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, December 16, 2019 at approximately 7:39 p.m.

The deceased has been identified as:
Cheri Twilley, B/F, 47, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Officers from the West Precinct responded to a call of two persons with gunshot wounds that arrived at Princeton Hospital by private vehicle. Upon arrival, officers received additional information that the shooting occurred in the 1600 block of Tuscaloosa Avenue.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the deceased and suspect had a brief verbal altercation in a convenience store before leaving the location. A short time later the suspect fired into the victims’ vehicle while stopped at a stop sign. Officers were later informed that the victim had succumbed to her injury and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff. The second shooting victim is expected to recover from his injury.

No suspect(s) are in custody. Investigators are continuing to gather information. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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.

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