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Media Release 83

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday morning, April 1, 2021.

The victim has been identified as Louis Bryant, (44), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

 Just before 4:30 a.m., Birmingham Police Officers responded to a call of a person shot at 1516 Vanderbilt Road. Officers arrived and was alerted of a person inside the residence who sustained a gunshot wound. Officers observed the male laying on the floor unresponsive. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and performed life-saving measures; however, the victim succumb to his injuries.

The investigation indicates a domestic related altercation occurred prior to Bryant being shot. The suspect was taken into custody pending further investigation. Updates will be provided as this case develops.

This is Birmingham’s 22nd murder investigation of 2021 with 1 justifiable death investigation. 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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Media Release 83-Homicide Investigation-Louis Bryant