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Media Release 76- Homicide Investigation- Maple Avenue SW

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

The victim has been identified as:

Christopher Deandre Coleman, (41), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 11:10 p.m., West Precinct Officers responded to a third-party call of a tow truck parked in the driveway of a vacant home in the 1700 Block of Maple Avenue SW.

When officers arrived on the scene, they observed the tow truck in the driveway of the vacant property with the engine running. As officers approached the tow truck, they observed the victim near the truck on the ground unresponsive, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

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

The preliminary investigation suggests a community member heard gunfire just before officers arrived on the scene.

Further details in this investigation are limited.

There is no one in custody.

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 36th murder investigation of 2024 with 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 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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