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Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

On Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 4:00 a.m. an off-duty officer was working an extra security detail when shots were fired at 528 3rd Ave West. Upon further investigation the officer discovered the subject laying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and the wounded subject was transported to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Preliminary investigation suggest the subject approached a person in a robbery attempt which resulted in the subject being shot. This is an ongoing investigation. Additional details will be provided as they become available.

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Robbery/Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

This is Birmingham’s 12th homicide investigation of 2020 and 3 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 into the total homicide investigations counts.