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Media Release 32

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

The victim has been identified as:
Carlos Mines, (26), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 4:40 a.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to the intersection of Avenue W @ Dugan Avenue on report of a traffic accident. Officers arrived on the scene and observed a vehicle which had come to a rest near a utility pole. The driver of the vehicle was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
During the preliminary investigation, officers took a person of interest into custody in connection with this homicide. At this time, the motive in this homicide is unclear.

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-

This is Birmingham’s 12th murder investigation of 2021.

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 32-Homicide Investigation