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Media Release 56- Homicide Investigation-Division Avenue

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in the 6400 block of Division Avenue.

The victim has been identified as Johnathan Dancer, (26), b/m of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 11:40 a.m., officers from the East Precinct responded to the location on a call of a person shot. Officers arrived and discovered Johnathan Dancer laying on the ground unresponsive. Birmingham Fire and Rescue transported the victim to UAB Hospital. Shortly after arrival, detectives were notified by hospital staff that Dancer succumb to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests a physical altercation occurred prior to the victim being shot by the suspect. A suspect was taken into custody in connection to this incident. 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 27th 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 56-Homicide Investigation-Johnathan Dancer