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Media Release 31

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports investigators are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2904 John Bryant Road in the Kimbrough Homes Housing Community.

The victim has been identified as Major Turner, (2), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 9:37 p.m., officers from West Precinct responded to the location on a call of a child shot. Officer arrived and discovered the victim, Major Turner, lying on the living room floor suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper extremities.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and transported the child to Children’s Hospital of Alabama with life threatening injuries. Officers later discovered the mother of the child was wounded. She was transported to UAB Hospital for treatment and released.

The Birmingham Police Department’s 911 Communications Division later received notification the victim succumbed to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation indicates the suspect(s) fired several rounds into the apartment from outside and fled the scene. There are currently no suspects in custody nor has a motive been established.

If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

This is Birmingham’s 11th murder investigation of 2020. 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 31-Homicide Investigation-Major Turner