List of homicides in 2019

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This is a List of homicides in 2019, including homicide cases reported throughout the Birmingham District. To date, at least 73 homicides have been reported in the area for the year. Note that a "homicide" refers to the cause of death as determined by a medical examiner, not to the crime of murder as charged by prosecutors and adjudicated through the courts.

Bibb County

Blount County

  1. April 4: Daniel Stockley was found fatally wounded by gunshot in the driveway of a home in Highland Lake. Investigators believe he came to the house drunk to confront his mother and stepfather over a financial dispute. No charges have been filed. (report)

Calhoun County

  1. April 9: Joseph Solomon Nicholas Haywood, 40, died at Gadsden Regional Medical Center from a gunshot wound received during an altercation at a home on the 4000 block of Gadsden Highway in Piedmont. Jessie James Beecham was arrested and charged with murder. (report)

Chilton County

  1. April 27: Jatwan Oshay Holman, 32, was shot to death during an argument in front of a house on Chilton County Road 807 just outside Maplesville. Leterrius Antoine Liggett was identified as a suspect, but has not yet been arrested or charged. (report)

Coosa County

Cullman County

Etowah County

  1. January 3: An unnamed male was killed and two other men wounded by gunfire when an argument broke out at Hammett Towing & Recovery on Wesson Lake Road just outside Attalla. The suspected shooter has not been named, but is believed to have been one of those injured. (report)

Jefferson County

62 total


  1. February 15: An unnamed male died at UAB Hospital from a gunshot wound received during a dispute with a woman on the 200 block of 24th Street South. (report)
  2. March 30: Tavarus Jamal Johnson, 26, was found shot to death outside a home on Longbrook Drive. Two suspects were taken into custody. Nykeil Brown was charged with murder. (report)
  3. May 5: Anthony Hyshaw, 18, was shot to death during an altercation on the corner of 10th Street and Hall Avenue. No arrest.


42 homicides. See List of Birmingham homicides in 2019 for details.

Center Point

  1. January 27: Veronica Gail Foy, 47, died at UAB Hospital after being shot by a male who approached her while she was sitting in her car at the Center Point Gardens apartments on Garden Way and shot her in the side. Her daughter and granddaughter were also in the car. The shooter fled the scene on foot. No arrest. (report)
  2. March 9: Wendell Lee Bonner, 30, was hit by gunshot while driving, and crashed his car on Center Point Parkway near 36th Avenue Northeast. He was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital that afternoon. No arrest. (report)


  1. March 15: Jamel Pippins, 26, died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered on the 500 block of Seminole Circle. No arrest. (report)


  1. May 3: Andrew Wade Kimbrel, 42, who was employed as a Vestavia Hills Police officer died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered at his home in the Woodbrook Apartments off of Stouts Road. His wife, Stephanie Nicole Keller, was charged with murder. (report)


  1. February 7: Keith Terrell Cooperwood, 29, was shot to death during an altercation at the Nine90 Wisteria Apartments on Wisteria Place. The shooter turned himself in to police. Prosecutors determined that the shooting was justified and declined to pursue criminal charges. (report)
  2. February 18: Arthur Grey Till Jr, 73, was found dead from blunt force trauma at his home on the 3100 block of Crossings Drive in the Caldwell Crossings subdivision. Jackson Bradley Young was arrested and charged with murder. (report)


  1. February 6: Ronny Leon Stallings, 60, was shot to death in his home in the Kimberly Estates mobile home park. His son, Ryan Stallings, was arrested and charged with his murder. (report)


  1. April 21: Tyler Michael Haws, 2, died at Children's Hospital from injuries sustained four days earlier while he was home on the 8300 block of 1st Avenue. His uncle and legal guardian Jason Daniel Sparks, was arrested and charged with murder and aggravated child abuse. (report)


  1. February 6: Fredrick O’Neal Harris, 63, was found wrapped in trash bags on 15th Street just inside the city limits. No arrest. (report)


  1. January 24: David Lee Morgan, 40, was found dead from gunshot wounds at a vacant parking lot at the intersection of Cherry Street and Bessemer Superhighway. Investigators believe he was killed elsewhere and dumped there. No arrest. (report)
  2. February 13: Jimmy Lee Martin, 38, was shot to death in his home on the 1400 block of Collier Drive during an apparent home invasion. No arrest. (report)


  1. March 30: Randy Young, 40, died at UAB Hospital from a gunshot wound suffered during an altercation over being blocked into a parking space at the Cracker Barrel at 4710 Norrell Drive near I-59 Exit 141 / North Chalkville Road. Bryan Patrick Hancock was taken into custody at the scene and charged with murder. (report)


  1. February 25: Barry Jay McDonald, 55, was found shot to death in a wooded area off of Baker Street, near U.S. Highway 31. No arrest. (report)

Unincorporated Jefferson County

  1. January 9: Brandi Allen, 39, was killed by her estranged husband, Mark David Allen, 43, who committed suicide. They were both found in a car parked at her home on the 8500 block of Old Bagley Road in the Bagley community. (report)
  2. February 26: Arnulfo Ortega, 39, died at UAB Hospital from wounds suffered when he and another man were shot during a dispute with a co-worker over an automobile transaction at the business where they both worked on the 5900 block of Service Road off of Chalkville Mountain Road, on an unincorporated parcel surrounded by Trussville. Walter Edward Juskiewicz was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder. (report)
  3. April 12: Billy Walker Powell Jr, 46, was found dead in Bayview Lake. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office determined that the cause of death was homicide. No arrest. (report)
  4. April 14: David Wade Reynolds, 54, the Highway Coordinator for the Jefferson County Department of Roads and Transportation, was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while he was clearing storm debris from 15th Street Road near Hueytown. Kenneth Logan Eady was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Additional charges are under consideration. (report)

Shelby County

  1. February 23: Calvin J. Ray, 19, was found shot to death at his home on the 3700 block of Shelby County Highway 77 near Columbiana. Calvin's brother, Jalen K. Ray, was injured in a confrontation with another family member. Jalen was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder. (report)
  2. April 7: Danielle Michael Hines, 43, was found dead from a gunshot wound at her home on the 3600 block of Timber Oak Circle in Helena. Her husband, Roland Seaburn Hines, was also found dead, from an apparent suicide. (report)

St Clair County

  1. February 24: John W. Patterson, 76, was found dead near Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at Police Camp Road and St Clair County Highway 57 north of Riverside. His son, John Shane Patterson, was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  2. February 26: Steven Eric Mullins, 45, an inmate at the St Clair Correctional Facility serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of Billy Jack Gaither, was found stabbed do death in his cell. Christopher Scott Jones, himself serving a 25-year sentence after pleading guilty to his involvement in the Cahaba Lakes murders, was charged with capital murder. (report)
  3. April 19: Demario Jovohyn Sanders, 23, died at UAB Hospital from stab wounds suffered in an assault at the Shadydale Mobile Home Park. Terry Neal Caldwell was arrested and charged with murder. (report)

Talladega County

Tuscaloosa County

  1. January 2: Warkeisha Renata Caddell, 38, was found dead in her home at 2300 Crabtree Road. Her boyfriend, Korrie Donnell Robinson, turned himself in to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and was charged with murder. He told investigators he shot Caddell in self-defense. (report)
  2. March 14: Jarvis Anthony Hudson, 32, was shot to death in an exchange of gunfire on the 1900 block of 29th Avenue in Tuscaloosa. Another man was critically wounded. Milton Prentice, Bryan Groom and Dexter Cunningham II were arrested and charged with murder. (report)

Walker County