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Media Release 57- Arrest Made in the Byron McNeal Jr. Homicide Investigation

Arrest Made in the Byron McNeal Jr. Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives have obtained a warrant for an arrest in connection to the murder of Byron McNeal Jr. Byron McNeal Jr. was shot and killed on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, near 2nd Street North @ 6th Avenue North.

The suspect has been identified as:

Raheem White, (27), B/M, of Pleasant Grove, Alabama. 

The suspect turned himself into police custody.

Birmingham Police Detectives presented case information to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained a warrant for Capital Murder (Suspect Firing from a Vehicle).

Raheem White is in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail and has No Bond.


Homicide Investigation

(Media Release 56)

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

The victim has been identified as:

Byron McNeal Jr., (28), B/M, of Bessemer, Alabama.  

Just before 4 p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a Person Shot call near 2nd Street North @ 6th Avenue North.

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

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

UAB Hospital staff pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was shot in the area of 2nd Street North @ 6th Avenue North. Investigators are working to determine what events led to the victim being shot.

There is no one in custody.

Anyone who has 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 28th 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**