Media Release 96- Homicide Investigation- 33rd Street North
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
The victim has been identified as:
Erskin Irvin Jr., (37), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately 9:50 PM, North Precinct officers were dispatched to a call of Shots Fired in the 1400 Block of 33rd Street North.
Officers arrived on the scene and observed the victim inside a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
The preliminary investigation suggests the victim’s loved ones heard shots being fired outside their residence. They went outside and discovered the victim inside his vehicle.
We believe the victim was targeted. 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 39th 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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