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Media Release 85- Homicide Investigation- 3rd Avenue North

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, April 23, 2023.

The victim has been identified as:

Ryan Colby Johnson, (25), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 1:15 AM, a BPD officer was working in an off-duty capacity at a nightclub in the 100 Block of 3rd Avenue North when he shots fired in the area.

Upon further investigation, he observed the victim lying near a vehicle 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.

UAB Hospital staff pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was involved in an argument with an unknown suspect(s) that led to shots exchanged in the roadway.

There is no one 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. Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

This is Birmingham’s 33rd murder investigation of 2023 with 3 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 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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