Media Release 35- Double Homicide Investigation
Double Homicide Investigation
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are currently conducting a double homicide investigation. The incident occurred on February 20, 2022.
The victims have been identified as:
Jeremiah Collier, (16), b/m, of Forestdale, Alabama.
Todd Lorenzo Johnson Jr., (16), b/m, of Adamsville, Alabama.
At approximately 8:09 p.m., officers from the West Precinct responded to a call of a person shot. Upon arrival officer observed a vehicle that collided into a residence. Further investigation revealed a male unresponsive in the passenger seat suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. Officer were also alerted of a person down at the corner of 57th Street and Avenue P. It was determined he was wounded by gunfire and succumb to his injuries as well.
The preliminary investigation suggests both victims were inside the same vehicle when they were shot. Detectives believe the second victim ran from the location and collapsed at 57th Street and Ave P. Details of what lead to this incident are under investigation. There are no suspects in custody. Updates will be provided as this case develops.
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the
B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764, Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App.
This is Birmingham’s 13th and 14th murder investigation of 2022 with 1 justifiable death investigation.
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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