Media Release 79- Homicide Investigation- Stonecrest Drive
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, April 17, 2022.
The victim has been identified as:
Arthur Montrell Armstrong, (42), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately 9:30 AM, East Precinct officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Stonecrest Drive on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene when they entered a private residence and observed the victim lying unresponsive near a bedroom suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
The preliminary investigation suggests a domestic argument took place between the victim and an adult female prior to shots being fired. The female remained on the scene. Officers recovered two firearms from the scene including one laying near the victim.
The female will be interviewed by BPD Homicide detectives at the BPD Headquarters. The case information will be presented to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office who will determine if criminal charges will be filed.
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 36th murder investigation of 2022 including 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 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**
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