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Media Release 97

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday May 12, 2020.

The victim’s has been identified as
Jesse Johnson, (68), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 10:20 p.m., Officers from the West Precinct responded to a call of a person shot at 1505 14th Street SW. Upon arrival officers discovered the victim lying in the road unresponsive with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded and the victim was pronounced deceased on scene.

The preliminary investigation suggest the victim was attempting to break up a domestic dispute when he was shot. There are no suspect(s) in custody. This investigation has been deemed domestic in nature. This is an ongoing 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.

This is Birmingham’s 37th 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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