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Media Release 90- Homicide Investigation- Steiner Avenue Southwest

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, May 1, 2023.

The victim has been identified as:

Cornell Dewayne Richardson, (24), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 10:40 PM, West Precinct officers were dispatched to the 3100 Block of Steiner Avenue Southwest on report of Shots Fired.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed an adult male lying on the ground near a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and transported the male to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Officers learned a second gunshot victim (Cornell Richardson) had been taken to Princeton Hospital by private vehicle. Princeton Hospital Staff pronounced him deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests both victims were shot at the original location, the 3100 block of Steiner Avenue Southwest.

Detectives are working to learn what took place.

 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 36th 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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Media Release 90- Homicide Investigation- Steiner Avenue Southwest