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Media Release 50- Homicide Investigation- 4th Avenue West

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, March 16, 2024.

The victim has been identified as:

Keenetheen Royall, (24), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.  

At approximately 2:05 p.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to a Shot Spotter alert in the 1200 Block of 4th Avenue West.

Officers arrived on the scene and then observed the victim lying unresponsive in the roadway suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests multiple shots were fired in the 1200-1400 Block of 4th Avenue West and the victim was struck by gunfire.

We believe the victim was targeted in this shooting.

There is no one in custody.

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

Crime Stoppers pays tipsters cash rewards of up to $5,000 for their tips.

This is Birmingham’s 22nd murder investigation of 2024 with 3 justifiable death rulings.

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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Media Release 50- Homicide Investigation- 4th Avenue West