Media Release 6- Public’s Assistance with the Ryan Johnson Homicide Investigation
Public’s Assistance with the Ryan Johnson Homicide Investigation
Detectives request assistance from the public in obtaining information on a homicide that occurred on Sunday, April 23, 2023, that claimed the life of Ryan Johnson.
At approximately 1:15 AM, a BPD officer was working in an off-duty capacity at a nightclub in the 100 Block of 3rd Avenue North when he heard shots fired in the area.
Upon further investigation, he observed the victim lying near a vehicle 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 a group of males were involved in an argument that led to shots be fired in the roadway.
Ryan Johnson was an innocent bystander who was caught in the crossfire.
If anyone has information that will help aid our detectives, please contact the Homicide Division directly at 205-254-1764 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
Crime Stoppers may award tipsters up to $5,000 in cash.
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