Media Release 41
Homicide Investigation Update
Birmingham Police Department reports the Jefferson County coroner has identified the victim in the homicide that occurred on February 17, 2021.
The victim has been identified as Ogle Terrance Avery, (40), b/m of Birmingham, Alabama.
Detectives have detained a person of interest for questioning in this investigation, however it is believed others were involved.
If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday morning, February 17, 2021.
The victim will be identified after the next of kin is formally notified.
At approximately 8:18 a.m., officers from West Precinct responded to a call of a person shot at 800 3rd Avenue West. Officers arrived on scene and discovered the victim lying in the roadway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Birmingham Fire and Rescue transported the victim to UAB Hospital where he succumb to his injuries.
The preliminary investigation indicates the victim was involved in an altercation in the parking lot of the Shell gas station prior to being shot by the suspect. The victim attempted to flee from danger and collapsed in the roadway. The suspect fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival. There are no suspects in custody.
If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777. Cash rewards are available for tips that leads to arrest.
This is Birmingham’s 14th murder investigation of 2021. 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 collected and analyzed**
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