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Media Release 314

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, December 25, 2021.

The victim has been identified as:

Donvan Mykal Cash, (22), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 11:15 p.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to 1200 40th Street Ensley (40th Street Grocery Convenience Store) on report of a person shot. Also, the Birmingham 911 Communications Division received multiple ShotSpotter alerts from the area on report of numerous shots fired in the area.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed a male victim lying unresponsive near the entrance of the business suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests an unknown suspect(s) was firing shots in the area and one of the rounds is believed to have struck the victim. It is unknown at this time if the victim was the intended target.

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 116th 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 314- Homicide Investigation