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Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

The victim has been identified as:

Jequaris Jerryll McCann, (29), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 7:45 p.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to 2121 19th Street Ensley (Marathon Gas Station) on report of a ShotSpotter alert. Shortly after, a call came in on report of a male shot at the location.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed the victim lying unresponsive in the parking lot suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel transported the victim to UAB Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was at the location when several suspects entered the victim’s vehicle while it was parked at the location and unoccupied. The suspects were in the course of stealing the victim’s vehicle when shots were fired at the victim fatally wounding him.

While searching for the victim’s vehicle, patrol officers observed the victim’s vehicle in close proximity to the Marathon. Officers observed several males flee from the victim’s vehicle. Officers then searched the area for the suspects and additional resources were deployed to the area to search for the suspects.  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 111th 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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Media Release 308- Homicide Investigation