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Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The deceased was discovered on Friday February 28, 2020 at approximately 9:05 p.m.

The identity of the victim will be released upon notification of next of kin.

 Officers from the South Precinct responded to a shot spotter call in the 4300 block of 12TH Court North of two rounds discharged in the vicinity. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim inside of his vehicle unresponsive suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue along with Jefferson County Coroner arrived and pronounced the victim deceased on the scene. Evidence at the scene prompted the investigators to classify the case as a homicide.

There are no suspect(s) in custody. A motive has not been established in this homicide investigation. This is an ongoing investigation and additional details will be provide as they come available.

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to this homicide, please contact the BPD Robbery/Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

 This is Birmingham’s 13th homicide investigation of 2020 and 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 into the total homicide investigations counts.

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