Media Release 49- Homicide Investigation- 8th Avenue South
Double Homicide Investigation
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a double homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.
One victim has been identified as:
Tiffany Michele Hernandez, (40), W/F, of Birmingham, Alabama.
The second victim is awaiting identification by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.
Just before 6:00 AM, a Leeds police officer took a male into custody after he allegedly killed two people in St. Clair County. The male stated to the Leeds police officer he had shot two people in the City of Birmingham.
The Leeds police officer provided this information to the Birmingham 911 Communications Division along with the possible area and residence where the victims were located.
At around 8:10 AM, East Precinct officers were led to a residence in the 8400 Block of 8th Avenue South where they entered and discovered an adult female victim and adult male victim both suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced both victims deceased.
The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office has the suspect in custody related to a double homicide investigation they are conducting. BPD Homicide detectives have spoken with the suspect. A clear motive in this case has not been established.
BPD Homicide detectives will present this case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for the charge of Capital Murder (Two or more persons).
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 15th and 16th murder investigation of 2023 with 1 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**
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