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Media Release 42- Homicide Investigation- 1st Street North

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, February 24, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Marcus Antonio Williams, (50), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 7:25 p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 600 block of 1st Street North on report of a Shot Spotter alert. Officers arrived on the scene and observed a male victim inside of a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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

Details are limited in this investigation. Currently, there is no one 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 19th murder investigation of 2022 including 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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