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Media Release 87

Homicide Investigation Update
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The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in connection to the homicide of Aaron Johnson which occurred on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

The suspect in this case is a juvenile, therefore the identity will remain confidential.

The Birmingham Police Department Detectives presented information gathered on the case. After review, a Pick-Up Order was issued with the Jefferson County Family Court Division for Murder. The suspect was arrested and transported to Family Court where he will remain in custody.

Homicide Investigation
Media Release 30

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at approximately 4:00 p.m.

The victim has been identified as
Aaron Johnson, (18), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Officers from the West Precinct responded to a call of a person shot in the 2300 block of 27th Street, Ensley. Upon arrival officers located the victim lying on the walkway unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue reported to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggest the suspect approached the victim and an argument ensued. Shortly after the argument began the victim was shot. The suspect fled the scene on foot shortly after the shooting. There are no suspect(s) in custody. This is an ongoing investigation. Additional details will be provided as they become available.

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.

This is Birmingham’s 10th homicide investigation of 2020 and 2 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