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Media Release 87-Homicide Investigation-2nd Avenue South

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, April 29, 2022.

The victim has been identified as:

Roderick Mariachi Williams Jr, (25), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 10:55 PM, South Precinct officers were dispatched to the 4200 of 2nd Avenue South on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene, at an apartment complex, when they observed the victim lying unresponsive on a staircase suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers observed a second male lying unresponsive on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound.

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

The preliminary investigation suggests the two victims were involved in an altercation with a third male prior to shots being fired. South Precinct officers took the third male into custody as a person of interest. Birmingham Police Homicide detectives will interview the third male at the Birmingham Police Headquarters.

Detectives will present the case information to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office who will determine if criminal charges will be filed.

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 40th 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 87-Homicide Investigation-2nd Avenue South