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Media Release 94- Homicide Investigation- 5th Street West

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, May 5, 2023.

The victim has been identified as:
Adrian Dewayne Christian, (44), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At around 11:35 PM, North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 1400 Block of 5th Street West on report of a Person With a Gun. The call was updated to a Person Shot Call.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed the victim unresponsive in the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation revealed there was a person outside of the victim’s residence with a gun. The victim exited his residence and was subsequently shot.
There is no one 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.

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 38th 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 94- Homicide Investigation- 5th Street West