Press Releases

In This Section

Media Release 17- Arrest Made in Double Homicide Investigation

Arrest Made in Double Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in a double homicide investigation of brothers, Courtney Woods, and Lorenzo Woods. Both were murdered on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.


The suspect has been identified as


Jakobie Deontay Smith, (19), of Birmingham, Alabama.


Detectives obtained a warrant with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office on two counts of  Capital Murder. The defendant Jakobie Smith was arrested and will be held in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.



This investigation is ongoing. Detectives are pursuing additional suspects in this investigation.

The Birmingham Police Department would like to thank the community for providing vital information that aids in the apprehension of violent offenders.

If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case that will aid in this investigation, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764.

Click to Print:

Media Release 17-Arrest Made in Double Homicide of Brothers Courtney & Lorenzo Woods