Media Release 98
Reclassification-Justifiable Death Ruling
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives have received a ruling in connection to the homicide investigation of Travio Ollison. The incident occurred on Monday, April 5, 2021.
Investigators presented the information gathered to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office for review. Following the assessment, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office ruled the actions justifiable. This investigation is reclassified as a
Justified Death Investigation.
Birmingham’s has 28 murder investigations of 2021 and 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 into the total homicide investigations counts.
(Media Release. 90)
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, April 5, 2021 in the 1900 block of Druid Hill Drive.
The victim has been identified as Travio Ollison, (19), b/m, of Birmingham,Alabama.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., officer from the North Precinct respond to the location on a call of a person shot. Officers arrived and discovered the victim, Travio Ollison laying on the sidewalk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to UAB Hospital by Birmingham Fire and Rescue. Shortly after arrival Ollison succumb to his injuries.
The preliminary investigation indicates an altercation occurred amongst two individuals who were living together. During this dispute, both parties called the victim and the suspect to the location who intervened in the dispute. A physical altercation ensued and Ollison was shot. The suspect was taken into custody and being questioned by detectives.
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 24th murder investigation of 2021 and 1 justifiable death investigation. 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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