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Media Release 94

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday night , April 7, 2021 at 3605 40th Street North in the Inglenook Community.

The victim has been identified as Savion Issabell (16), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., officers from East Precinct responded to the location on a call of two people shot. Officers arrived and discovered the victim Savion Isabella inside an apartment on a sofa suffering from a gunshot wound. Another teenage juvenile male was also wounded by gunfire. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene to render aid however Isabella succumb to his injuries. The other wounded victim was transported to a local area hospital with what is believed to be non life threatening injuries.

Information gathered thus far indicates the victims were wounded as a result of a drive by shooting. Several shots were fired from a unknown vehicle that fled the scene. Detectives have not established a motive in this investigation. There are no suspect(s) 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. Updates will be provided as information comes available.

This is Birmingham’s 27th murder investigation of 2021 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 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 94-Homicide Investigation-Savion Issabell