Media Release 35- High-Speed Pursuit of Capital Murder Suspect Andrew Goldsmith IV
High-Speed Pursuit of Capital Murder Suspect Andrew Goldsmith IV
The Birmingham Police Department was involved in a high-speed pursuit of a man wanted in a recent homicide.
On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, Birmingham Police Homicide detectives investigated the homicides of Corieonna Hines and her unborn baby who were shot and killed in the 100 Block of 9th Avenue West. Two female juveniles were also injured by gunfire.
On Thursday, February 2, 2023, detectives obtained arrest warrants for Capital Murder and Attempted Murder X’s 2 for the following suspect:
Andrew Goldsmith IV, 34, B/M, of Bessemer, Alabama.
On Tuesday, February 7, 2023, the Birmingham Police Department’s Crime Reduction Team (CRT) observed Andrew Goldsmith in the 1600 Block of Bessemer Road inside a Marathon Gas Station.
CRT members attempted to apprehend Andrew Goldsmith when he jumped inside a vehicle and sped off. Two CRT members were involved in a minor car accident during the attempted takedown of Andrew Goldsmith (no injuries).
A high-speed pursuit ensued; the chase ended at the intersection of Bessemer Road and Avenue W after Andrew Goldsmith’s vehicle collided with a community member’s vehicle.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived on the scene and transported the community member to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Andrew Goldsmith’s vehicle collided with a fence in the 2200 Block of Bessemer Road.
CRT members observed no movement inside his vehicle.
CRT members approached the vehicle when they observed Andrew Goldsmith unresponsive in the driver’s seat of the vehicle suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. CRT members recovered a firearm from Andrew Goldsmith’s person.
BFR personnel transported Andrew Goldsmith to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Andrew Goldsmith will remain in police custody.
BPD will provide additional updates as they become available.
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(Media Release 31)
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation after three victims were shot. The incident occurred on Tuesday, January 31, 2022.
The victim has been identified as:
Corieonna Shantrice Hines, (24), B/F, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At around 10:20 PM, North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 100 Block of 9th Avenue West on report of multiple people shot.
Officers arrived on the scene when they entered an apartment and discovered the victim lying unresponsive suffering an apparent gunshot wound.
Officers also observed a 13-year-old female juvenile along with a 7-year-old female juvenile suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. BFR transported the juvenile victims to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation suggests an adult male suspect entered the apartment and began firing shots at the victim.
We believe the victim and the suspect at one time were in a romantic relationship.
The suspect is not 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 10th murder investigation of 2023 with 1 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 in 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**