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Media Release 43- Homicide Investigation- Avenue U

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, March 8, 2024.

The victim has been identified as:

Roderick Walker, (47), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.  

At approximately 12:40 a.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to a Shot Spotter alert in the 4300 Block of Avenue U. While en route officers were updated a person was shot in the 4200 Block of Avenue U.

Officers arrived on the scene when they observed the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital. UAB Hospital staff pronounced the victim deceased.

Details are limited in this investigation.

There is no one in custody

Anyone who has information on the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

This is Birmingham’s 17th murder investigation of 2024 including 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 in 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**