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Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, March31, 2020.

 The victim has been identified as Corey Rahmon Cook Jr. (25), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 5:09 p.m., Officers from the West Precinct responded to a Shot Spotter call of multiple rounds fired in the 1500 Block of Ave H. Officers arrived in the area and discovered the victim unresponsive in the 1100 block of 16th Street lying in the roadway next to a vehicle.  The victim sustained an apparent a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue along with Jefferson County Coroner reported to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggest, while the victim was at the location a small black sedan drove past the location and shots were fired from the vehicle. Detectives have not established a clear motive in this homicide. There are no suspect(s) in custody. This is an ongoing 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.

This is Birmingham’s 22nd homicide investigation of 2020 and 4 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.

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