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Media Release 91

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in connection to a homicide that occurred on Friday, April 24, 2020.

The victim has been identified as
Daryl Eugene Cross (45), B/M, of Birmingham, AL.

At approximately 8:40 p.m., Birmingham Police Department’s East Precinct officers responded to a panic alarm from the Shell Station located at 9425 Parkway East. While in route, the call details were updated to a person shot at the location. Officers arrived and discovered the victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded and transported the victim to UAB Hospital. Detectives were later notified by hospital staff that the victim succumb to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggest the suspect exited the Shell Station and stood outside. The victim walked up and stood alongside the victim. Shortly after the suspect shot the victim and fled the scene on foot. Detectives have not established a clear motive. The suspect was later apprehended nearby.

The suspect has been identified as
Reginald Bonner (40), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

BPD Homicide Investigators presented the information gathered on the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office for review. Following the assessment of the information, warrants for Murder, Attempted Murder and Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm were issued. The suspect is currently in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail with no bond. See attached Mugshot.

This was Birmingham’s 33rd homicide investigation of 2020 and 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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