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Media Release 46- Homicide Investigation- Interstate 65 North

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, February 28, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Angel Esteban Hernandez, (37), H/M, of Owensboro, Kentucky. 

At approximately 1:55 a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to Interstate 65 North near the Finley Boulevard Exit on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene where they observed a Silver Chevrolet Trax in the emergency lane on the left side of the interstate.

Officers observed a Hispanic adult male inside of the 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. At this time, it is unknown if the victim’s vehicle was the intended target. We will provide updates promptly upon learning this detail. 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 23rd 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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Media Release 46- Homicide Investigation- Interstate 65 North