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Media Release 99

Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday May 16, 2020.

The victim has not been identified due to notification of next of kin.

At approximately 3:00 a.m., Officer from the North precinct responded to a call of a person stabbed at the Fire House Shelter located at 626 2nd Ave North. Upon arrival officers observed the victim in the lobby area with multiple lacerations and punctures wounds unresponsive. Birmingham Fire and Rescue as well as Jefferson County Coroner responded and pronounced the victim deceased on scene.

The preliminary investigation suggest the victim was stabbed multiple times by another resident of the Fire House Shelter. Shortly after a suspect was taken into custody at the Greyhound Bus Station. The suspect was transported to the hospital for medical treatment and will be transported to Birmingham Police Department Headquarters for questioning. Thus far, detectives have not established a motive in this homicide. 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 38th 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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