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Media Release 50- Homicide Investigation- 1st Avenue South

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 7512 1st Avenue South.

The victim has been identified as:

Jaylon Palmore, (13), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama. 

At approximately 2:50 p.m., officers from the East precinct responded to the location on a call of two people shot. Upon arrival officers observed the victim, Justin Palmore on the ground with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. A second (adult) victim sustained a gunshot wound to the arm. Both were transported to local area hospitals. Detectives were later notified by Children’s Hospital of Alabama that 13-year-old Jaylon Palmore succumb to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests shots were fired from two (unknown make/model) vehicles. Detectives have not established a clear motive in this case. No arrest has been made. Updates will be provided as this case develops.

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 24th  murder investigation of 2022 with 2 justifiable death investigation.

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 50-Homicide Investigation- Jaylon Palmore (13)