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Media Release 85- Homicide Investigation-Bankhead Highway

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Le’Kameren Deru, (22), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 10:20 PM, West Precinct officers were dispatched to 901 Bankhead Highway West on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene when they observed a vehicle riddled with bullets. Officers observed two males suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced one of the males deceased. BFR transported a second male to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests a separate vehicle pulled alongside the victims’ vehicle and began firing shots. The suspect(s) struck the victims as well as multiple occupied vehicles.

Currently, 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 comes available.

This is Birmingham’s 38th murder investigation of 2022 including 5 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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Media Release 85-Homicide Investigation-Bankhead Highway