Media Release 99
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
The victim will be identified upon notification to the next of kin.
At approximately 5:50 p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to 3039 Chase Lane on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene and observed a male victim lying unresponsive in the living room of the residence suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
The preliminary investigation suggests that a verbal argument took place prior to the victim being shot. The suspect remained on the scene and was taken into custody. The suspect was transported to the Birmingham Police Headquarters for questioning. This incident is believed to be domestic in nature.
If there is anyone who has additional 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 30th murder investigation 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 count.
**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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