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Media Release 34- Homicide Investigation- Laurel Avenue SW

Homicide Investigation


The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, February 26, 2024.

The victim has been identified as:

Mahogany Jaquise Jackson, (20), B/F, of Jasper, Alabama.

At approximately 2:19 a.m. South Precinct Officers were responding to a call of a deceased person on the side of the road at 17th Street SW and Laurel Avenue.

When officers arrived on the scene, they observed the victim lying unresponsive on the side of the road, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue Services arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The preliminary investigation suggests that a citizen observed the victim lying on the side of the road and called 911 Emergency Services.

The victim was reported missing on Sunday, February 25, 2024, by a family member.

There is no on 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.

This is Birmingham’s 15th murder investigation of 2024 with 1 justifiable death investigation.

 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 in 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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Media Release 34- Homicide Investigation- Laurel Avenue SW