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Media Release 37- Domestic Violence Kidnapping; Victims Shot

Domestic Violence Kidnapping / Two Victims Shot

The Birmingham Police Department is investigating a Domestic Violence Kidnapping that resulted in two victims being shot. The incident occurred on Friday, February 10, 2023.

At around 1:30 AM, East Precinct officers were dispatched to 1595 Sterilite Drive (Kamtek) on report of a Domestic Violence Kidnapping call.

The call details stated an ex-boyfriend had kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and the two were traveling inside of a vehicle. Within an hour, a family member located the domestic violence victim in the 1800 Block of 9th Street Northwest. The family member and the victim’s ex-boyfriend were involved in a physical altercation that led to shots being exchanged.

The domestic violence victim and the family member suffered gunshot wounds; the two were transported by medical personnel to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle. Just before 7 AM, Gardendale Police Department personnel responded to an address in their jurisdiction on report of a person shot inside of a vehicle.

Gardendale Police personnel arrived on scene and observed a male unresponsive in a vehicle suffering from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Medical personnel pronounced the male deceased.

Gardendale Police personnel observed evidence on the scene that led them to connect the deceased male to BPD’s domestic violence case.

Members of the BPD Special Victim’s Unit went to the location in Gardendale and confirmed the deceased male was the suspect involved in today’s domestic violence case.

Gardendale Police Department is the lead investigating agency in the suspect’s death investigation.

We urge anyone who is a victim of Domestic Violence or knows someone suffering from Domestic Violence reach out to the One Place Family Justice Center (3613 6th Avenue South) (205) 453-7261 or please reach out to the BPD Special Victim’s Unit @ 205-297-8413.

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Media Release 37- Domestic Violence Kidnapping; Two Victims Shot