Media Release 6- Public Assistance with Kwesi Barham Homicide Investigation
Public’s Assistance with Homicide Investigation
Detectives request assistance from the public in obtaining information on a homicide which occurred on Sunday, October 24, 2021.
On Sunday, October 24, 2021, Kwesi Barham was found shot to death in the 1700 block of 87th Street North. An East Precinct officer on routine patrol discovered Mr. Barham lying unresponsive in the roadway. It is unknown how long Mr. Barham had been there. The area, although secluded, was still a frequently traveled area.
Currently, BPD detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in bringing justice for Kwesi Barham’s family.
If there is anyone with information which will help aide our detectives, please contact the Homicide Division directly at 205-254-1764 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App. Simply download the app and submit a tip. Updates will be provided as information becomes available. If the tip to Crime Stoppers leads to an arrest, Crime Stoppers will provide a cash reward.
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Original Media Release
(Media Release 254)
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, October 24, 2021.
The victim has been identified as:
Kwesi Barham, (18), B/M, of Tarrant, Alabama.
At approximately 7:30 a.m., an East Precinct officer was patrolling the 1700 block of 87th Street North when he observed a black male lying unresponsive on a roadway suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
Details are limited in this investigation.
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 84th murder investigation of 2021 with 12 justifiable death
Investigations). 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**