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Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

The victim has been identified as Devin Williams, (38), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 4:26 p.m., Officers from the South Precinct responded to a call of a person shot in the 4700 block of 2nd Avenue South. Upon arrival, Officers discovered the victim unresponsive lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue along with Jefferson County Coroner responded and pronounced the victim deceased on scene.

The preliminary investigation suggest the victim and another male subject were engaged in a verbal altercation which turned physical. During the incident another male suspect on scene shot the victim. Both of the males involved fled from the location in unknown vehicles. The victim was left unresponsive in the roadway and succumb to his injuries.

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 27th 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.

*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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