Media Release 5- Homicide Investigation 36 South Park Road
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
The victim has been identified as:
Leeco Whittington, (24), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately 3:10 p.m., West Precinct officers were dispatched to 36 South Park Road on report of a person shot. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered two males shot in the parking lot.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and transported both victims to UAB Hospital. Leeco Whittington succumbed to his injuries at UAB Hospital. The second victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation suggests the victims were at the location when two unknown suspects approached them on foot and began firing shots at them. The suspects fled the scene in an unknown silver sedan.
Currently, there is no one in custody.
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 4th murder investigation of 2022.
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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