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Media Release 83- Homicide Investigation- 3rd Avenue West

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on early Monday, April 25, 2022, at 2:22 a.m.

The victim has been identified as Davion Hickley, (19), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

West Precinct Officers responded to the 800 block of 3rd Avenue West on a call of a person shot. Several rounds also registered by ShotSpotter. Shortly after, the 911 Communications Division was notified that a gunshot victim was transported to Princeton Hospital by private vehicle. The victim, Davion Hickley succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by hospital staff.

There were also three additional people who sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds from the same location.

The preliminary investigation suggests several people gathered in the parking lot of the Shell Gas Station located at 821 3rd Ave West before gunfire erupted.  Detectives believe there were multiple shooters involved in this incident. There were also three unoccupied businesses that sustained damage from gunfire. There are no suspect(s) 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.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App on Android or IOS devices.

This is Birmingham’s 37th murder investigation of 2022 with 5 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**

Media Release 83-Homicide Investigation-Davion Hickley