List of Birmingham homicides in 2016

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This is a List of Birmingham homicides in 2016. It includes homicide cases occurring within the city limits during the calendar year. Note that a "homicide" refers to the cause of death as determined by a medical examiner, not to the commission of the crime of murder as charged by police and prosecutors.

109 homicides were reported in the city during the course of the year. Based on the 2015 census estimate of 212,461 population, that represents 51.30 homicides per 100,000 residents. Birmingham had 100 homicides in 2015 and a record low of 62 homicides in 2014. The recent record high was 141 in 1992.

The city averaged 9.08 homicides per month, or one every 3.34 days. There were 10 incidents in January, 6 in February, 10 in March, 9 in April, 8 in May, 12 in June, 8 in July, 8 in August, 11 in September, 9 in October, 8 in November and 10 in December. Nineteen violent deaths were reported on Sundays, 13 on Mondays, 17 on Tuesdays, 10 on Wednesdays, 13 on Thursdays, 19 on Fridays and 15 on Saturdays.

Of the 109 reported homicides, ten were ruled justifiable by prosecutors and two were police shootings of armed suspects following car chases. One death was caused by a heart attack suffered during an assault two were charged as manslaughter. One death of a fetus, although chargeable as homicide under state law, has not been classified as such, but another was, based on evident intent. Four accidental deaths, caused by driving under the influence, led to three murder charges and a manslaughter charge. The police department therefore acknowledges 96 chargeable homicides, four of which have been charged as manslaughter and the remaining 92 classified as murders. Suspects have been identified in 70 of those cases, apprehended in 66, and charged in 57. In December Birmingham Police considered 34 of the homicide cases "unsolved" and reported a year-end "clearance rate" of 68 percent. So far, convictions have been obtained in 17 cases, including 6 guilty pleas (4 to lesser charges) and one case where a jury reduced the charge. A related federal conviction was reached in another case. One suspect killed himself before facing prosecution. Five defendants were found not guilty at trial. Charges in three other cases were dismissed.

At least 82 deaths resulted from shootings, six were caused by stab wounds, three from strangulation, four from vehicle collisions, and two from blunt force trauma. At least twenty-seven homicides took place inside homes, thirty-six on the streets, thirteen in yards, thirteen at apartment complexes, three at nightclubs, and nine at other places of business. Forty-one of the 94 homicides investigated as murder were reported in the West Precinct, twenty-five in the East Precinct, none in the South Precinct and twenty-two in the North Precinct. Twenty-one deaths were the result of domestic disputes, thirteen were retaliation or the result of ongoing grudges, sixteen arose from fights, fifteen from robberies, ten from disputes over drugs, and two from police shootings following car chases. One death is thought to have been gang-related. Sixteen homicides had no known motive. Ninety victims were male and sixteen were female (including one trans woman). Two were unborn fetuses.

The victims knew their killers in at least 71 of the 94 chargeable homicides, including the 19 deaths from domestic disputes. Ten of those 19 were killed by spouses, and four by the victim's parents or children. Guns were used in 76 of the chargeable homicides (71 handguns, four rifles and one shotgun).

Listing by date

  1. January 1: Tiffany Nolan, 33, was fatally shot at a home on the 3600 block of Pine Avenue in Southwest Birmingham at 2:30 AM. Antwan E. Scott claimed to have shot her accidentally after she refused to leave his home. He remained on the scene where he was taken into custody and later charged with murder. He was convicted at trial in May 2017.(report)
  2. January 8: Raven Terese White, 16, was shot during a robbery while sitting in a car with her boyfriend at Panorama East Apartments off of Center Point Parkway in Apple Valley. The boyfriend drove White, who was six months pregnant, to St Vincent's East, where she was later pronounced dead. No arrest (report)
  3. January 8: White's unborn daughter died with her. No arrest or charge.
  4. January 10: Devarus Newby, 33, was shot to death at what police described as a "crack house" on the 1100 block of 15th Street North. Jeremiah Price and Aisha Zakia Adams were arrested in February and charged with capital murder. The charge against Price was dismissed by Judge Tracie Todd due to a mishandled police interrogation. Adams, who investigators believe had been kicked out of the house before returning with an assault rifle, was indicted by a grand jury in June. (report)
  5. January 14: Corey Durrell Walker, 28, was found shot to death just after midnight in a car on the 500 block of 16th Way Southwest. Jarrod Artez Hill, arrested on other charges, was later charged with capital murder for Walker's death. He pleaded guilty to felony murder before Judge Laura Petro in May 2018, and was given a 20-year sentence, with a minimum of 5 years served. (report)
  6. January 17: Ladarrius Moody, 24, was shot to death at a house at 928 Erie Street in Wylam during a domestic dispute. Investigators took his former girlfriend into custody for questioning, but determined that the shooting was justified and released her. (report)
  7. January 19: Brian John Hardwick, 42, was stabbed to death at an apartment in the 1200 building at Highland Bluff Apartments off of Robert Jemison Road. He had entered the apartment of a former girlfriend and fired a shot at another man there. The ensuing fight resulted in Hardwick's death. The other man was taken into custody for questioning, but the death was ruled justifiable and no charges were filed. (report)
  8. January 26: Jerrell Demond Rogers, 29, was shot to death near the intersection of 45th Street North and 8th Terrace North in the Morton Simpson Homes housing project in Kingston. Lee Andre Moultry was arrested in February and charged with murder. The charge was affirmed by a grand jury in February 2017. Moultry was found not guilty at trial in July 2018. (report)
  9. January 29: Jamie Moore, 22, was found shot to death on a staircase of an apartment building on the 900 block of 47th Street North. No witnesses have been found and no arrests made. (report)
  10. January 29: Kendrix Smith, 27, was shot in the back yard of a house on the 1700 block of Pearson Avenue Southwest. Michael Givan was charged with murder in February and he was arrested in April, but the charge was dismissed by Judge Tracie Todd in July for insufficient probable cause. (report)
  11. February 12: Iesha Mayhand, 24, was shot to death on Brittain Street in Inglenook during an argument over a man. Josalyn Nicole Evans, who lived at the house, was taken into custody at the scene and later charged with murder. She was convicted at trial in June 2017. Her conviction was upheld by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals in May 2018. (report)
  12. February 13: Ronald Ray Cook, 45, died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered the previous evening at 600 Lisa Lane in Roebuck. No arrest. (report)
  13. February 16: Charles "Moonie" Birchfield, 27, was shot to death by his girlfriend during an argument outside their apartment on the 1600 block of Warrior Road. Michelle Horn called 911 to alert authorities that she had shot him. She was taken into custody at the scene and later charged with capital murder. She was indicted on that charge in September 2016. (report)
  14. February 18: Gwendolyn Ayers, 28, was shot to death on 15th Street West near 2nd Court West during an altercation with a group of people in a gold colored Buick LeSabre. The early afternoon incident caused the nearby Princeton Elementary School to go on lockdown. Witnesses offered conflicting accounts of the incident. Lederrius Deonne Christian was indicted for capital murder in November 2016 and turned himself in to police in January 2017 (report)
  15. February 23: Dewayne Powell, 41, was found shot to death inside his burning house on the 700 block of New Hill Avenue in East Brownville. Powell had been released from prison in April 2014 after serving 18 years of a 21-year sentence for the 1993 murder of his mother's friend, Willi Joe Reevers, on the same block. No arrest. (report)
  16. February 26: Terrico Murphy, 30, was found shot to death at Ensley Park near the intersection of 26th Street and Avenue L. A witness saw him run toward the park after being shot on a nearby residential street. A white Nissan Maxima was seen leaving the scene. No arrest. (report)
  17. March 6: Romello Pritchard, 21, was found shot to death at 5:15 AM on the 2300 block of 7th Place Northwest in the Sun Valley neighborhood near Jefferson State Community College. No arrest. (report)
  18. March 6: Cortez Rhynes, 30, was found dead on the ground just before 3:00 PM outside of a vehicle on the 1700 block of 26th Avenue North near Eagle's Restaurant in the Acipco-Finley neighborhood. Rodarius Kwamaine Grimes had been involved in a previous auto collision with Rhynes and was meeting him to pay for repairs. He believed that Rhynes was drawing a gun, and shot first. Ten shell casings were found, but no other gun was recovered at the scene. Grimes' mother told police that her son may have been involved and convinced him to come forward. Grimes had a previous assault conviction and a previous murder charge that was dismissed. He was serving probation for a previous conviction of unlawful possession of a controlled substance at the time of the shooting. He was convicted on a charge of capital murder in November 2017. (report)
  19. March 6: Matthew Dickerson, 27, was found dead in the front yard of a home on the 8100 block of 6th Avenue North near Lynn Park in East Lake following a fight. A person of interest was taken into custody a few blocks away, but the death was ruled justifiable and no charges were filed (report)
  20. March 10: Carl Hannah Jr, 56, died at UAB Hospital from trauma suffered in an assault on February 17 on the 200 block of 4th Terrace North. Fernando Gulley and Arshakia Chanae Walker were arrested in April and indicted by a grand jury on manslaughter charges in August. (report)
  21. March 14: Angel Buford, 44, was found strangled to death near a burning dumpster outside the 1206 & 1208 Apartments on 10th Avenue North in Fountain Heights. No arrest. (report)
  22. March 14: Maliek Lamare McBride, 18, was shot to death on the 1200 block of 12th Court North in Fountain Heights during an illegal transaction. Another male was seen fleeing the scene. No arrest. (report)
  23. March 18: Roselyn D. Welton, 46, was found beaten and stabbed to death in her home at 612 72nd Street South in East Lake. Her son, Anton Cortez Welton, was found in her car with serious self-inflicted cuts at the Hunter Ridge Apartments in Irondale later that day. He was taken to a local hospital under guard, and was later charged with capital murder. That charge was affirmed by a grand jury indictment in August. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of felony murder in December and was given a life sentence. (report)
  24. March 19: Lawrence Thomas, 23, was killed in a car-to-car shootout just before 10:00 PM on the 8200 block of 3rd Avenue South. Investigators determined that Thomas had initiated the shooting and was killed in self defense. No charges were filed. (report)
  25. March 21: Naki'a Darlene Harris, 18, and seven months pregnant, was shot to death in her bedroom at her home at 1604 8th Court West (15th Street Ensley) in Bush Hills. Joshua Watson, her boyfriend, was arrested and charged with capital murder. He was indicted by a grand jury in October 2016 (report)
  26. March 21: Harris' unborn son, named "Zion", died in the same incident.
  27. April 6: Anthony Walker, 61, was shot to death while sitting in his pickup truck on 5th Avenue in Wylam. His stepson, Emanuel Cade, was arrested a few days later and charged with capital murder. He was convicted and sentenced by Judge Clyde Jones to life in prison without parole. (report)
  28. April 11: Joseuwell Markez Kirkland, 20, was shot to death in a dispute over a dice game inside a home on the 200 block of 21st Street Southwest. Nicholas Porter Jr was arrested and charged with capital murder. He pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of felony murder and was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison. (report)
  29. April 16: Thebious Roland, 40, was shot to death at Roland's Auto Works on the 600 block of 6th Avenue North in Smithfield. No arrest. (report)
  30. April 20: James Bennefield, 46, was found dead from a gunshot wound in the driveway of a home on the 1500 block of Lomb Avenue. After a short police chase, Bennefield's stolen pick-up truck crashed into a tree on Dorothy Drive near Cooper Green Park in the Powderly. Vershawn Edwards and Horayshio Fletcher were taken into custody and charged with murder. Bennefield's beagle, who had been in the truck with him, was found a day later and returned to his widow. (report)
  31. April 25: Antonio Cortez Joiner, 27, died at Birmingham Fire Station No. 8 after fleeing from a shoot out that started during a private party inside the East Birmingham Lounge at 3923 Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard North. Another person was wounded. No arrest. (report)
  32. April 26: Cassandra Hatter, 40, was stabbed to death in her home at 1058 Mesa Drive in Huffman. Her boyfriend, Tellis Griffin (also known as Tellis Deon Underwood), was arrested convicted of murder before Judge Stephen Wallace and sentenced to life with the possibility of parole. (report)
  33. April 26: Timothy Anthony, 30, was shot multiple times at a store on the 4500 block of Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard North. He was taken to UAB Hospital where he later died from his injuries. Martez Kelly was arrested the next day and charged with murder. Another suspect, Samson Strickland, was indicted by a grand jury in November 2016 and taken into custody. (report)
  34. April 29: Ronald Billingsley, 35, was killed in a shootout on the 6200 block of Handy Avenue in the Roosevelt neighborhood. The altercation was part of an ongoing dispute over the victim's girlfriend, who was the sister of the other shooter. Jeremy Bernard Robertson was arrested in July and charged with murder. Demarri Dayquan Duncan was arrested in August and also charged with murder. Robertson was convicted in October 2018 on a lesser charge of provocation manslaughter. Judge David Carpenter gave him a 15-year sentence. (report)
  35. April 30: Ronald Earl Brown, 55, was shot to death when he answered a knock on the door at his home on the 1300 block of Lake Lane in the Spring Lake neighborhood. Masiya Turner and Travis Walker have been arrested and charged with capital murder. The charges against Walker were dismissed after a preliminary hearing in November. Turner was indicted for capital murder in April 2017. (report)
  36. May 3: Charles Cornelius Billups, 27, was one of two men killed while riding in a Ford F-150 which collided with a Norfolk-Southern Railway train on the 1000 block of 15th Place Southwest. The driver, Gerald Wayne Terry, was found to have been under the influence of methamphetamine and to have driven around the crossing arms as the train approached. He was charged with reckless murder. (report)
  37. May 3: Charles Patterson, 25, was killed in the same collision.
  38. May 4: Martez Santoine Taylor, 31, was shot to death while driving on the 2900 block of 31st Street Ensley at 1:30 AM. Neighbors heard arguing prior to the gunfire. Shantea Rasha Blevins of Fairfield was arrested on June 1 and charged with capital murder, and also with offences related to drugs found in her possession when she was apprehended. (report)
  39. May 5: Damon Lee McCann, 44, was shot to death in a large-scale shootout at the Valley Brook Apartments on Gallant Drive in Apple Valley. The rescue vehicle carrying him to UAB Hospital later collided with an SUV on Center Point Parkway at Roebuck Drive. Several persons present were taken into custody for questioning. David Davarius Nelson was charged with murder in June. (report)
  40. May 5: Hanif Russ, 24, was found dead behind a residence on the 1500 block of 34th Street Ensley. No arrest. (report)
  41. May 11: Coral Anita Wilson, 34, was shot to death during a rampage by the father of her eight children at their home at 1428 21st Street North in Druid Hills. Four of the children were injured by rifle fire. Sedrick Letzie Norris was arrested and charged with capital murder and attempted murder. He was indicted in October and pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect in January 2017. He was convicted in Laura Petro's court in August 2018 and sentenced to life in prison. (report)
  42. May 13: Caudereo Tyrell Roseman, 28, was shot five times during an argument at Alameda Terrace Apartments on the 1700 block of Alameda Court. His family took him to Princeton Baptist Medical Center and he was transferred to UAB Hospital, where he died from his wounds. Samdrekus Eugene Bester was arrested the following day and charged with murder. He was convicted and sentenced to life without parole by Judge Clyde Jones. Bester's conviction was upheld in October 2018 by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. (report)
  43. May 29: Alex Walker, 31, died from a gunshot wound to the neck. He was found in front of a house on the 2800 block of Norwood Boulevard in Norwood. Walker had also been involved in a shootout the previous day. No arrest. (report)
  44. June 4: Kelvon Julius, 15, was shot to death at 2:45 AM on the 200 block of 12th Street South. Another teen was injured in the same shooting. Ian Tinsley, whose cousin had been targeted in a 2015 shooting in which Kelvon was involved, was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder. Carlos McCain was arrested days later and also charged with murder. Tinsley pleaded guilty in late 2017 and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. McCain was found not guilty at trial in January 2018. (report)
  45. June 6: Eddie Casmer Townsend, 69, died at UAB Hospital from stab wounds suffered on May 6 at his home on Graymont Avenue. While receiving medical treatment, Townsend told police that he was attacked and robbed while doing yard work. Investigators later discovered that he had invented the story to protect a daughter who stabbed him in self-defense during a domestic confrontation. Due to the circumstances of the altercation, police determined that the homicide was justifiable. (report)
  46. June 7: Quentin McDaniel, 26, an alleged drug dealer, was shot while driving his car on the 800 block of 45th Street North in Kingston, after which he crashed into a tree. His mother told the News that he was caught up in a dispute about a woman between McDaniel's brother and the shooters. He was taken to UAB Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Ladarrion Raemon Copes was indicted for capital murder in January 2018. He was arrested in March of that year. (report)
  47. June 9: Alijah Donte Rogers, 21, was shot to death on railroad tracks near the 1700 block of 36th Street North in Norwood. Ryan Handel Lowe, who had been dating the same woman as Rogers, was arrested in October and indicted for murder in March 2017. He was found not guilty at trial in Teresa Pulliam's court in June 2018. He did plead guilty to a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and is awaiting trial on an unrelated attempted murder charge. (report)
  48. June 9: William Michael Hollis, 34, was shot to death by an officer from the Irondale Police Department following a chase from the parking lot of the Crestwood Plaza shopping center at 1729 Crestwood Boulevard that ended with a collision between Hollis' Mazda Protege and an SUV near the intersection of 30th Street and 5th Avenue South in Lakeview. The police said that Hollis drew a handgun and threatened pursuing officers as he fled the scene on foot. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating the officer-involved shooting. (report)
  49. June 11: Dennis Stimpson, 54, was beaten to death at his apartment on the 6400 block of 1st Avenue South in South Woodlawn. The victim's boyfriend, Richard Demont Johnson, was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  50. June 17: Daniel Wideman, 19, an aspiring rapper, was hit in a drive-by shooting on the 4800 block of Avenue R Ensley in the Central Park neighborhood and died later at UAB Hospital. He car and phone were stolen. Moses Siedlik was arrested and charged with capital murder. He was found not guilty at trial in January 2018. (report)
  51. June 18: Horacio Cooks, 28, suspected of working as a pimp, was found shot to death near the corner of 61st Street North and 1st Court North, behind the Sky Inn in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Jaquann Brown was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  52. June 20: Lindsey Franklin Jones, 33, was found shot to death in an overgrown area off 17th Street Southwest near Tuscaloosa Avenue and Pearson Avenue in Oakwood Place. Investigators believe he was running from someone when he was shot in the back. No arrest. (report)
  53. June 22: Isaiah Core III, 20, was shot by Shelby County Sheriff's Office deputies on Oporto-Madrid Boulevard near the I-20 off-ramp. Deputies had noted the suspicious black SUV at 2:30 AM at an apartment complex on U.S. Highway 280. When they attempted to stop the car, the driver led them on a chase into Birmingham. After he swerved toward an officer, one of the deputies fired. The driver was later pronounced dead at UAB Hospital. The passenger, Tracy O'Neal Jones, was arrested and charged with first-degree receiving stolen property. The SUV had been stolen and a stolen firearm was recovered from the vehicle. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are investigating the officer-involved shooting. (report)
  54. June 24: Demarko Cortez Devan Harris, 30, was found dead next to a burning car on Smith Avenue off Wenonah Road in West Brownville. No arrest. (report)
  55. June 29: Pierre Washington, 22, was found shot to death in his crashed car on the 1700 block of Laurel Avenue Southwest. Investigators believe that he was shot by someone else inside the car. No arrest. (report)
  56. July 1: Tyrone Taylor, 49, was stabbed to death at his home on the 8100 block of Rugby Avenue in South East Lake. Investigators believe that his stepson, Reginald Mott, killed him and then made up a story about a robbery to cover up the crime. He was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  57. July 2: Flores Jose Castaneda, 40, a transient who was first reported to appear to be Middle Eastern, was found shot to death on the 100 block of Oporto-Madrid Boulevard in South East Lake. An acquaintance of Castaneda, Quintarius Walker, was arrested on July 20 and charged with capital murder. That charge was affirmed by a grand jury indictment in April 2017. (report)
  58. July 3: Timothy Cooks, 26, the cousin of June murder victim Horacio Cooks, was shot to death outside the Shell station on the 800 block of 3rd Avenue West. The shooting was presumed to be self-defense and no charges have been filed. (report)
  59. July 15: Anthony Lamar Peck, 24, was shot to death on the 4100 block of 5th Court Alley in North Avondale. His sister shot him after numerous threats against her and her children and was deemed to have acted in self-defense. (report)
  60. July 21: Terrance Killings Kidd, 25, was shot to death and another man wounded in their car during a drive-by at a stoplight on Graymont Avenue at 12th Street West in Bush Hills. No arrest. (report)
  61. July 25: Brandon Cantrell Hines, 28, died from gunshot wounds suffered during an altercation the previous Saturday evening at the Valley Brook Apartments at 2912 Gallant Drive. Erik Carey was arrested in February 2017 and indicted by a grand jury in June. (report)
  62. July 26: Willie Lee Hare, 67, died when the pickup truck he was riding in lost control on I-59 southbound in East Lake. The driver, James Michael Nash, was determined to have been speeding while under the influence. A grand jury indicted him for reckless manslaughter in November 2016. (report)
  63. July 27: An unborn child was pronounced dead less than 24 hours after its mother, 26 weeks pregnant, was beaten by her boyfriend and the child's father, Reginald Orlando Sharp at her apartment in North Birmingham. He was arrested and charged with domestic violence and assault. A grand jury added a capital murder indictment in January 2017. (report)
  64. August 7: The remains of Cheryl Harrell, 41, were found in a vacant apartment on the 1000 block of Sunhill Road. Investigators determined she had been strangled to death before her body was burned. Her son, Jonathan Pitts, was arrested and charged with murder. During his trial in September 2019 witnesses for the prosecution did not appear and Judge Tracie Todd dismissed the case without prejudice. (report)
  65. August 9: Calvin Foster, 21, was found shot to death at the The Oaks Apartments on the 600 block of Earline Circle in the Spring Lake neighborhood. John Nealy was arrested and charged later the same month with capital murder, based on evidence the crime occurred during a robbery attempt. (report)
  66. August 9: De'arrius Martez Portis, 29, died from wounds suffered in a shooting on July 28 at the Ensley Place Food Mart at 4000 Avenue I/Donald Parkway. The suspects fled in a black Dodge Charger, but abandoned it in Fairfield and escaped on foot. No arrest. (report)
  67. August 13: Joshua Aaron Jamal Lewis, 24, was shot to death in his apartment on the 7700 block of 4th Avenue South in South East Lake. Investigators identified Quindarius Reed, an ex-boyfriend of a woman in the apartment as a suspect. He surrendered to police on December 12. (report)
  68. August 17: Gene Emory Dackus:, 85, was bludgeoned to death and then burned in the back yard of his house on the 2300 block of 33rd Avenue North in North Birmingham shortly after his 1999 Dodge Ram pickup truck was stolen. Thomas Sims, an 18-year-old neighbor awaiting trial for an armed carjacking, was seen fleeing the yard and was apprehended by police. Another suspect is sought. (report)
  69. August 17: Roger Cheatham, 31, died from a gunshot wound suffered during a robbery at a "known drug house" on the 2100 block of 31st Avenue North. Three suspects left the scene in a purple Nissan Altima. No arrest. $10,000 in reward money for information leading to a conviction has been offered. (report)
  70. August 17: James William "Street James" Griffin, 58, was found dead from a gunshot wound to the arm in a homeless camp under the Elton B. Stephens Expressway on the 600 block of Carraway Boulevard. No arrest. (report)
  71. August 22: Chancey Harper Jr, 20, was shot in the parking lot behind AutoZone at 1121 Huffman Road in Spring Lake. Though he was not a student, the shooting took place in a crowded area shortly after the school day ended at nearby Huffman High School. Harper ran to the front of the building before collapsing on the ground. Tishaun Johnson was arrested in September and charged with murder. His request to be charged as a youthful offender was denied by Judge Teresa Pulliam. Harper was visited by Police Chief A. C. Roper and other officials as part of the city's Violence Reduction Initiative. He violated the terms of his bond, however, and was returned to jail pending his murder trial. (report)
  72. September 2: Jerald Douglas Wade, 64, was found shot to death under the I-59/20 bridge behind Boutwell Auditorium in the Central City neighborhood. No arrest.(report)
  73. September 3: The remains of Joshua Morris, 29, were found in a crawlspace beneath an empty house at 1104 35th Street North in Norwood after police received an anonymous tip. Morris had been missing for four weeks, and was apparently strangled to death. An acquaintance of Morris', Lee Patrick Harris, was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  74. September 11: Bobby Clayton, 20, was fatally wounded during a shootout at the intersection of Georgia Road and Joppa Court in the Marks Village housing project in Gate City. Three others were also wounded. One of those injured apparently started the shootout by firing at a red Ford Mustang driven by someone he had fought with earlier. The shooting followed a first annual "Stop the Violence Gate City Peace Day" which brought hundreds of residents out for activities at Beaulah Lewis Park. Johnathan Chambers, identified as a "person of interest" turned himself in and is being held on unrelated outstanding warrants. (report)
  75. September 14: Odell Jackson Jr, 80, was found dead on the back deck of his home on the 1500 block of 34th Street Ensley in Ensley Highlands. Investigators determined that he died of a heart attack suffered during an assault. Damien Antoine McKinzy was arrested in March 2017 and charged with manslaughter. (report)
  76. September 15: George Arthur Crenshaw Jr, 23, was shot to death outside an apartment at the Town Park Apartments on the 6200 block of Crest Green Road in Oak Ridge Park. Eulice Tyrone Williams was arrested and charged with capital murder. He was indicted on that charge in April 2017. (report)
  77. September 15: Deon Williams, 32, was found wounded by gunshot in the breezeway of a building at The Oaks Apartments on the 600 block of Earline Circle in Spring Lake. Another shooting victim found with him survived the apparent dispute over drugs. No arrest. (report)
  78. September 17: Christopher Randall King, 37, was shot to death by a security guard outside the Club Volcano at 514 19th Street Ensley. King, driving an SUV, struck a pedestrian and pinned him to a parked car. The pedestrian survived with injuries. Investigators ruled that the shooting was justifiable and no charges were filed. (report)
  79. September 23: Hason Amin "Jazz" Alford, 30, was found shot to death in a second-floor room at the King's Inn at 1313 3rd Avenue North. Denzell Thomas was arrested and charged with murder. He pleaded guilty. He was sentenced by Judge Stephen Wallace to serve 25 years in prison. ([https//www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/06/he-hoped-no-one-would-care-birmingham-man-pleads-guilty-in-murder-attempted-murder-of-transgender-victims.html report])
  80. September 25: Rodriquez Ferguson, 4, was killed by stray gunfire during a shootout near the corner of 31st Street Ensley and Avenue Q Ensley that began with an argument over a mobile phone. A suspect, Joseph Patrick Lewis, was taken into custody two days later. He was indicted by a grand jury in March 2017 on a charge of reckless murder. The case went to trial in March 2018. (report)
  81. September 25: Cordarrell Caldwell, 28, was shot to death during an argument at Joppa Court and Georgia Road in the Marks Village housing project in Gate City. Raymond Esters was arrested and charged with manslaughter. He pleaded self defense and was found not guilty at trial in Bill Cole's court in June 2018.(report)
  82. September 29: Byron Ulrick Pritchett Jr, 21, was fatally wounded by gunshot during a robbery on the 3000 block of 29th Court North in Collegeville. Deondre Jackson was arrested in October and charged with capital murder. A second suspect, Arthur Lewis, was arrested in May 2018 and indicted on capital murder charges in August. Jackson pleaded guilty to intentional murder and was sentenced by Judge Clyde Jones to 20 years in prison. (report)
  83. October 8: Martha "Sheree" Bryant, 30, was shot to death at her home on the 700 block of Albany Street in Wylam during an argument with her ex-boyfriend. The suspect, Jason J. Harris, was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his car on the 4000 block of Lloyd Noland Parkway in Fairfield. (report)
  84. October 8: Marvin Smith, 25, was brought to Princeton Baptist Medical Center where he died from gunshot wounds suffered at his apartment on the 400 block of 3rd Street West. During questioning Reginald Kennedy, 27, confessed to shooting his boyfriend before bringing him to the hospital. He remains in custody, but has not yet been formally charged. (report)
  85. October 8, Calvin Gunn, 64, was shot to death during a robbery outside his home on the 1000 block of 41st Street in Ensley. Joseph Cook Jr was arrested and charged with capital murder. (report)
  86. October 9: Rakim Hawkins, 23, was killed in a drive-by shooting at the corner of 9th Avenue and 44th Place North in Kingston. No arrest. (report)
  87. October 10: Nicole Wallace, 31, was found inside her burning Camaro parked behind a vacant house on the 500 block of Jersey Street in Wylam. Her ex-husband, Demetrius Luther Wilbert, was taken into custody and later charged with murder. He was convicted of intentional murder in July 2018 and sentenced to life in prison without parole. (report)
  88. October 14: The remains of Jonathan Stone Williams, 19, were found in a vacant house on the 2600 block of 21st Street Southwest in Garden Highlands. No arrest. (report)
  89. October 23: Marquest Lamar Allen, 26, was shot to death in the Tuxedo Terrace housing project on the 2000 block of Avenue P in Ensley's Tuxedo neighborhood just after midnight. Frank Sealie was taken into custody at the scene and later charged with murder. (report)
  90. October 23: Jose Flores, 25, was shot to death inside the CC Nightclub at 1201 Bessemer Road at 9:04 AM as a result of an argument about a woman. Walter Alonso Martinez-Chandias, a citizen of Honduras, was arrested and charged with murder. He was convicted on federal firearms charges in August 2017 and sentenced to 7 years in prison, to run concurrently with any state sentence. He was indicted by a grand jury for Flores' murder in August 2017 (report)
  91. October 29: Demarcus Dewon Bennett, 20, was killed in a shootout during a traffic jam on the 1000 block of 3rd Avenue West after the Magic City Classic. Bennett and the shooter argued before the shooting, allegedly as part of an ongoing dispute. Deante Ford was charged with murder and felony assault. He was indicted on those charges in June 2017. Ford pleaded guilty to murder and first-degree robbery before Judge Bill Cole in January 2019 and was given a 20-year sentence, with a minimum of five years in prison and another five years of supervised probation. (report)
  92. November 1: Kaeyleah Lewis, 25, was shot to death at her home on the 7800 block of 4th Avenue South in South East Lake. Her former boyfriend, Brandon Woodall, was arrested and charged with capital murder. (report)
  93. November 11: Myron Keith Johnson, 45, was killed when his Honda Accord, traveling north on 77th Street North, was struck by a Nissan Altima which went through a red light on 1st Avenue North. Jeremy Kendrell James was found to have been speeding and driving under the influence when he ran the red light. He was charged with murder in March 2017 and taken into custody. He pleaded guilty and was given a 20-year split sentence with three years to serve and three years of probation. (report)
  94. November 12: Anthony Ray Sr, 44, died at UAB Hospital, after being shot during an argument with his girlfriend at a home on the 4300 block of 5th Court in Wylam. Denise Larue Gray was charged with murder. (report)
  95. November 15: Walter Milhouse, 73, was shot to death during a drunken argument with his older brother, Paige, at a home on the 600 block of 6th Street in Thomas. Paige Milhouse was arrested at the scene and later indicted for intentional murder. (report)
  96. November 20: Willie T. Brown, 41, was shot to death on the 1100 block of Cotton Avenue Southwest in Arlington-West End after a fight broke out between two men visitng the same woman ran into each other at a convenience store nearby. A suspect in the shooting turned himself in to police and the shooting was ruled justifiable with no charges filed. (report)
  97. November 22: Fernando Jamar Woods, 38, was found shot to death in his car on 10th Alley North at 3rd Street North near Parker High School in Smithfield. No arrest. (report)
  98. November 26: Nathaniel Calhoun, 26, was found shot to death, apparently during a planned robbery during a drug deal at the Airport Shell at 5117 Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard North in Woodlawn. No arrest. (report)
  99. November 28: Marvin Ray Patrick, 33, was shot to death while sitting in a Lincoln Continental outside his grandmother's house on 8th Terrace West in College Hills. No arrest. (report)
  100. December 1: Woody Dewey Woodard, 67, was found strangled to death in a room at the Holiday Inn Birmingham-Airport on Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard North during a robbery. Natasha Michelle Kendrick, Shannon Larae Hester and Bartholemew Shaid Williams were charged with capital murder. They each pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Judge Michael Streety's court. Williamson was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Kendrick was sentenced to 11 years in prison. Hester was given a 20-year split sentence with a minimum of 3 years served and five years probation. (report)
  101. December 7: Brandon Edward Debrow, 29, was stabbed to death during an argument in a vacant unit at the Westbury Apartments at 3203 Avenue S in Ensley. No arrest. (report)
  102. December 12: Aundre Reggie Clay, 19, was found shot to death behind a house on the 400 block of 15th Street Southwest after an argument. No arrest. (report)
  103. December 18: Tory Damon Parham, 27, died from gunshot wounds at UAB Hospital after an apparent altercation at an unlicensed drinking house believed to be on the 4100 block of Fairmont Way in Fairmont. Investigation determined that there was no probable cause for criminal charges. (report)
  104. December 18: Quintrell Lashon Alexander, 42, was found shot to death in his burning house on the 700 block of 17th Street Ensley. No arrest. (report)
  105. December 18: Trinetta Yvonne Pendleton, 35, was found shot to death in the same house.
  106. December 20: Reginald Bailey, 27, was shot to death in a multi-car ambush while driving near Legion Field at 11:20 AM. He managed to make it to 4th Court West near 5th Street West before flipping his car and crashing into a utility pole. No arrest. (report)
  107. December 22: Andre Lee Brown, 40 was shot to death following a struggle near the G Store on the 900 block of Vinesville Road. No arrest. (report)
  108. December 23: Linda Hall, 51, died at UAB Hospital from wounds suffered in a 3:30 AM gunfight at the GM Lounge at 3813 Richard Arrington Boulevard North. Three others were injured. Johnathan Chambers was arrested and charged with murder, but the charges against him were later dismissed. (report)
  109. December 27: Reginald Stephon Smith, 20, was shot to death during a confrontation at the Sunoco station at 6805 1st Avenue North in East Lake. Quaderius Redrico Patterson allegedly spotted Smith getting into his car at the gas pumps and ran outside to confront him. Patterson was arrested on January 4 and charged with murder. A grand jury returned an indictment for manslaughter in May 2017, but prosecutors proceeded to charge him with intentional murder. He was found not guilty by reason of self defense in his May 2018 trial. (report)

Responses

In the immediate aftermath of the September 11 shooting in Gate City, Housing Authority of the Birmingham District director Michael Lundy announced that the authority would establish the position of Director of Public Safety to create and manage public safety measures in all housing communities.

See also

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