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Media Release 52- Double Homicide- Boise Avenue

Double Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a double homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

The victims have been identified as:

  1. Kartece Perkins, (24), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
  2. Leon Wyatt Jr., (24), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Shortly after 6 a.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to a Shot Spotter alert in the 3400 Block of Boise Avenue. Officers were updated that two males were lying in the roadway.

Officers arrived on the scene and then located the victims lying in the roadway suffering from gunshot wounds.

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

The preliminary investigation suggests multiple shots were fired on Boise Avenue and the victims were struck by gunfire in a targeted shooting.

There is no one in custody.

Anyone who has information on the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or remain anonymous and receive a cash reward by dialing Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

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

This is Birmingham’s 24th & 25th 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 52- Double Homicide- Boise Avenue