Media Release 44- Homicide Investigation- 1st Avenue North
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, February 26, 2022.
The victim has been identified as:
Navari Deon Jones, (38), B/M, of Bessemer, Alabama.
Just before 1 a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a person shot call at the Tru-Riders Motorcycle Club located at 905 Reverend Abraham Woods Junior Boulevard.
Officers arrived on the scene and observed an adult female victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. During this time, a Birmingham Police officer was at BPD Headquarters when the officer heard a car crash in the 1700 block of 1st Avenue North.
Upon further investigation, the officer observed the driver of the vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Note: The driver’s vehicle collided with two parked vehicles.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived on both scenes. They transported the female victim to UAB Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. BFR pronounced the male victim in front of BPD Headquarters deceased on the scene.
Officers also learned an additional adult female victim showed up at UAB Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
The preliminary investigation suggests an altercation ensued inside of the location prior to the suspect firing shots.
Currently, there is no one 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 21st 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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