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Media Release 39- Homicide Investigation 83rd Place South

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Demetrius John-Mario Young, (30), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.  

At approximately 6:45 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a private residence in the 500 block of 83rd Place South on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered the victim inside of the residence suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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

The preliminary investigation suggests a verbal and/or physical argument took place prior to shots being fired.

Currently, there is no suspect(s) 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 17th murder investigation of 2022 with 1 justifiable death ruling.

 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 39- Homicide Investigation 83rd Place South