Media Release 95
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, April 9, 2021.
The victim has been identified as Tyrone King, (29), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately 12:56 p.m. officers from the East Precinct responded to an initial call of a vehicle accident at 1600 Montclair Road. Officers arrived and observed a Birmingham Water Works company vehicle that lodged in shrubbery in the median. Upon further investigation the officers found two occupants inside of the vehicle. The driver, Tyrone King was unresponsive and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. King was pronounced deceased on the scene. The passenger of the vehicle was unharmed. Both occupants were employees of the Birmingham Water Works.
The preliminary investigation indicates the Birmingham Water Works vehicle was driving in the Wal-Mart parking lot when a someone in a sedan flanked the vehicle and fired multiple rounds into the victims vehicle. The driver lost control and the vehicle came to a rest in the median of shrubbery after colliding with a parked vehicle. Investigators believe the victim was targeted, however a clear motive is yet to be determined. No arrest has been made in this investigation.
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 28th 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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