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Media Release 68- Homicide Investigation- Brighton Road

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, April 6, 2023.

The victim has been identified as:

Anthony Darniel Knight, (47), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At around 9:30 PM, West Precinct officers were dispatched to the 1400 Block of Brighton Road on report of a Person Shot.

Officers arrived on the scene when they discovered the victim lying unresponsive in a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was traveling in a vehicle on Brighton Road when a vehicle pulled alongside of his and an unknown suspect(s) fired multiple rounds at the victim’s vehicle.

The suspect(s) fled the scene; no one is in custody.

We believe the victim was followed and targeted in this shooting.

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 becomes available.

This is Birmingham’s 26th murder investigation of 2023 with 2 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 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 68- Homicide Investigation- Brighton Road