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Media Release 8- Homicide Investigation- Oporto Madrid Boulevard North

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

The victim has been identified as:

Jaqoin Carpenter, (24), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 1:15 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a Shot Spotter alert at 7701 5th Avenue North. Officers were updated that a person was shot inside a vehicle in the 500 Block of Oporto Madrid Boulevard North.

Officers arrived on the scene when they observed the victim lying unresponsive inside a van; he was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and transported the victim to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

On Thursday. January 11, 2024, the victim succumbed to his injuries at UAB Hospital.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was inside his vehicle when an unknown vehicle pulled next to him at the intersection of 5th Avenue North @ Oporto Madrid Boulevard North. An unknown suspect(s) fired shots into the victim’s vehicle; the suspect’s vehicle fled the scene.

There is no one in custody.

Anyone who has information in the case, please contact B.P.D.’s Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

Crime Stoppers pays tipsters cash rewards of up to $5,000 for their tips.

This is Birmingham’s 4th murder investigation of 2024.

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 8- Homicide Investigation- Oporto Madrid Boulevard North