Media Release 112-Homicide Investigation-1600 block of Avenue J Ensley
The Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.
The victim has been identified as Domonique Williams, (25), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately, 5:48 p.m., officers from the West Precinct responded to the 1600 block of Avenue J Ensley on a ShotSpotter alert of twenty-six rounds fired. Upon arrival officers observed a silver vehicle in the middle of the street riddled with bullets. Domonique Williams was found in the drivers seat unresponsive suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Williams was pronounced deceased on scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue. Officers were also notified that a second victim was wounded by gunfire and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation indicates the victims were traveling on Avenue J when an unknown number of shooters open fire on the victim’s vehicle. The passenger was able to exit the car and run to a safety. Detectives believe the victims were targeted; however, a clear motive has not been established. The suspects are still at large.
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.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App on Android or IOS devices. Updates will be provided as information comes available.
This is Birmingham’s 54th murder investigation of 2022 with 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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