List of homicides in 2021

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This is a List of homicides in 2021, including homicide cases reported throughout the Birmingham District. At least 85 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

Calhoun County

  1. January 11: An unnamed male was found dead at the Empowerment Center on East Broad Street in Gadsden. His girlfriend was kidnapped at the scene and forced to drive to a gas station near the intersection of U.S. Highway 431 and Alabama State Highway 204 where she escaped. Terry Leon Moore was captured by police and charged with murder. (report)
  2. March 25: Colten Farley, 23, died at UAB Hospital four days after losing consciousness during an assault on Noble Street in Anniston. No arrest. (report)
  3. April 17: Katlynn Jones, 24, was found dead with multiple stab and gunshot wounds at her home on Juanita Lane in Jacksonville. Her 4-year-old son, Mason, was also critically wounded by a gunshot wound to the head. The suspect, Alex Haynes, led law enforcement in a highway chase to just inside the Talladega city limits where he shot himself. (report)

Chilton County

Coosa County

Cullman County

  1. January 27: Tammy McClellan, 50, was shot to death on the 3200 block of Cullman County Road 5 in Arkadelphia. Another injured person was taken to UAB Hospital. Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry announced that there was no ongoing threat, but no arrests have been reported. (report)
  2. February 12: Ollie Earl Justice Jr, 74, of Mobile, was killed while apparently attempting to rob an acquaintance in Holly Pond. The other man was also seriously injured by gunshot. No charges have been filed. (report)

Etowah County

Jefferson County

69 total

Bessemer

  1. January 12: Zachery B. Brown Jr, 67, died at UAB Hospital from a gunshot wound suffered while he was pulling away from the Hello Market at 2729 12th Avenue North. No arrest. (report)
  2. January 27: Mikel Ja'Darius Pickens, 19, died at UAB Hospital from a gunshot wound suffered while in a vehicle near the Urban Market grocery store at 200 9th Street South. No arrest. (report)
  3. January 30: Kamari Whitt, 5 months, died at Children's Hospital from head injuries sustained three days earlier at his father's home on the 300 block of West Lake Circle. The father, Quinton Artez Arnold, was charged initially with aggravated child abuse. The charge was later changed to capital murder (report)
  4. March 3: Shaquille O’Neil Steele, 27, was found shot to death inside a vehicle at the Cloverdale Garden Apartments on Clarendon Avenue. Antaysha Marsha Wyatt was arrested and charged with capital murder. (report)
  5. March 4: Carlos Dewayne Wells Jr, 21, was found shot to death on the porch of a home on the 2100 block of Berkley Avenue. Another person was wounded by gunshot in a related incident. Deundre Marcel Mosley was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder. (report)
  6. March 10: Cory Lamont Peterson, 35, was shot to death inside the Red Roof Inn & Suites at 4985 Academy Court. Two others were injured by gunshot in the same incident. Benjamin Williams was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder. (report)
  7. March 11: An unnamed male was found shot to death near a broken utility pole near the intersection of 10th Avenue and 25th Street North. No arrest. (report)
  8. March 16: Chase Debore Green, 20, was found shot to death in a vehicle on the 1500 block of Berkley Alley. No arrest. (report)
  9. March 16: Saveon Th'Marcus Washington, 20, was found shot to death on the 1800 block of Long 14th Street. Glenn'Darrius Robinson was charged with murder and surrendered to police. (report)
  10. March 25: Jeremy Dejuan Williamson, 34, was found shot to death on a driveway on the 1200 block of 15th Street North. A person of interest was questioned, but no arrests have been announced. (report)
  11. April 3: Demario Lawrence Kirkland, 31, was killed on the 100 block of 10th Street South Bessemer. Allen Jones was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  12. April 4: Kendrick Felix Morrisette, 27, and another woman were shot to death during a gathering at a home on the 80 block of 1st Avenue North Bessemer. Investigators determined that the shootings were justifiable, and filed no criminal charges. (report)
  13. April 4: Kamisha Malea Davis, 27, died from gunshot wounds suffered in the same incident.
  14. April 10: Orlando Keith Williams Jr, 18, was shot to death while gambling with a group in a 2nd floor room at the Comfort Inn Bessemer on Academy Lane. John Christopher Taylor-Wilson, Tyriq McCall, and two minors were arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  15. April 14: Joanne "LaShay" Jackson, 21, was shot to death during a reported dispute with her ex-boyfriend at her home on the 2800 block of Carolina Terrace. De Anthius Jacobien Edwards was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  16. April 14: Holly Jo Dunn, 35, was fatally injured when she was struck by a vehicle while walking on the 1100 block of 9th Avenue Southwest. Nicollette Amber Clinkscales was arrested and charged with reckless manslaughter, and for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries when she fled on foot. She was determined to have been under the influence of alcohol. (report)
  17. April 17: Sean Coker, 46, of Georgia, was found dead of blunt force trauma in a room at the Quality Inn Bessemer at 5021 Academy Lane. No arrest. (report)
  18. April 18: Deterrious Kieth-Bernerd Steele, 21, was found shot to death at Enoch Brown Park at 2100 Berkeley Avenue. No arrest. (report)
  19. April 20: Keaderick Terrod Robertson, 21, was shot to death while driving on the 1000 block of 26th Street. A suspect was taken into custody, but no charges have been announced. (report)

Birmingham

34 homicides. See List of Birmingham homicides in 2021 for details.

Brighton

  1. February 7: Luis Valla-Caranza, 23, was shot to death at 4330 Bessemer Super Highway. No arrest. (report)

Center Point

  1. February 4: Camari DeVaughn Tyus, 17, was shot to death during a family gathering in a house on the 300 block of 19th Court Northeast. Curtis Williams was arrested and charged with murder. (report)

Hoover

  1. January 22: Kristopher Michael Shelly Jr died at UAB Hospital from a gunshot wound to the head suffered in a car outside the 1200 building at The Woods of Hoover off of Galleria Woods Drive. Kendall Patrick Langham was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  2. March 11: Holly Elizabeth Montana, 51, was found shot to death at her home on the 4500 block of Highland Crest Circle near Shades Mountain Community Park. Her husband had been found previously, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, at another address. She had filed for divorce in January. (report)

Leeds

  1. March 30: Melvin Jamyl Williams, 44, was shot to death in an altercation with his father on the 8400 block of Ciscero Davis Avenue (formerly Railroad Avenue Northeast) in downtown Leeds. The shooting may have been in self-defense. (report)

Lipscomb

  1. April 3: Joshua Scott II, 50, was killed in an apparent hit-and-run while he was walking on 5th Avenue Lipscomb. No arrest. A 2002–2004 Nissan Maxima with front end damage is sought. (report)

Midfield

  1. April 8: Kenneth Glavin Adams Jr, 49, was found shot to death behind the wheel of a Honda Accord that came to a stop on Allison-Bonnett Memorial Drive near Fairfield Boulevard. No arrest. (report)

Pinson

  1. January 15: Dequaris Lydel Williams, 31, died at UAB Hospital from a gunshot wound suffered the night before at 5315 Pinson Valley Parkway in Pinson. He and another male, also wounded, made their way to a Shell station at 4141 Pinson Valley Parkway in Birmingham's Echo Highlands. Birmingham Police responded to the call and investigated the homicide. Jamarcus Desean McIntyre was arrested in February and charged with murder. (report)

Tarrant

  1. January 3: Cevon Deshun Gibbs, 19, died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds on the 1400 block of Elizabeth Avenue. LiHerman John Hayes was arrested and charged with capital murder. The charges against him were later dropped and sisters Angel Boyd and Princess Boyd were charged with felony murder for conspiring to rob Hayes, who is now thought to have killed Gibbs in self-defense. (report)
  2. January 19: Michael Ryan Berry, 74, died at UAB Hospital from wounds suffered in an assault on the 1200 block of Hanover Street. No arrest. (report)
  3. March 26: Zippora Collins, 26, was shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide at her home on Hatchet Street. DeAngelo Carter, 32, who is believed to have shot himself, was found dead on the scene. Collins' two daughters were also at the scene but not physically harmed. (report)

Unincorporated Jefferson County

  1. February 7: Blake Berry Jr, 32, was found dead on the side of I-459 west-bound, before Exit 17 to Acton Road. His death is presumed to have been a hit-and-run, and is being investigated by the Alabama Highway Patrol. A gold-colored Toyota sedan is sought in connection with the incident. No arrest. (report)
  2. February 27: DeAndre Antone Carter, 30, died at UAB Hospital from a gunshot wound suffered during a dispute in the A & A Convenience Store selling Bama Discount Gas at 1100 Center Point Parkway. The unincorporated parcel is surrounded by Birmingham's Huffman community. Wallderrick Pierce Carson, who is believed to have fled the scene in a white van, was charged with murder and turned himself in. (report)
  3. March 30: Jeremy Oran Fields, 42, died at UAB Hospital from a gunshot wound suffered during an altercation with his father at his home on the 700 block of Fields Lane, between Oak Grove and Toadvine. The shooting was reported as a case of self-defense. (report)
  4. April 12: Andre Lawrence, 31, was found shot to death in the back seat of a car whose driver flagged down a Birmingham police cruiser on Wear Drive near Huffman High School. He was shot by an acquaintance who opened fire at the car while it was parked at the Country Park Apartments on the 1100 block of Florentine Drive. Tarrell Reishon McCarter-Craig was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  5. April 18: Cedric Wayne Spencer, 61, died from injuries sustained outside a business on Pawnee Village Road in Pawnee Heights. Investigators determined that he had been repeatedly run over by a car driven by his girlfriend, Tomeka Sims, who left the scene. She was arrested and charged with murder. (report)

Lee County

  1. February 8: A 49-year-old woman was shot to death at her home at Lee County Road 2085, southeast of Cusseta. Her son, Austin Walls, was taken into custody at the scene. (report)

Shelby County

  1. January 4: Amanda Mooney Falkner, 48, was shot to death by a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy after she allegedly ran over another deputy who was responding to a domestic disturbance call on the 1400 block of Mooney Road near Columbiana. The injured deputy was treated at UAB Hospital. The Shelby County Major Crimes Task Force and Shelby County District Attorney are investigating the incident. (report)
  2. March 20: Brandon Trenell Patrick, 29, was found dead from a gunshot wound in a fight that broke out during large gathering on the 500 block of Shelby County Road 203 in Aldrich. Santrez Ka'shwan O'Neal White was arrested in Tuscaloosa in April and charged with murder and assault. (report)


St Clair County

  1. February 8: Dexter Freeman, 38, an inmate at the St Clair County Correctional Facility in Springville, died from injuries suffered in an assault by another inmate. (report)
  2. February 21: The remains of John Ash Scoggins, 76, last seen on February 16, were found in the Hunter Crossing area of Odenville. Joshua Phillip Kyle was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  3. March 20: Gerald Wayne Marlin Jr, 41, was shot to death after leading several law enforcement agencies on a chase that ended near the Piggly Wiggly on St Clair County Road 174 in Odenville. Marlin fired at officers approaching his pick-up truck, which had been disabled by spike strips. He was killed by return fire. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating the shooting. (report)

Talladega County

Tuscaloosa County

  1. March 15: Sean Michael Barret, 33, was shot to death by a coworker in the parking lot of the Dixie Pulp & Paper warehouse on Commerce Drive near the Tuscaloosa National Airport. The shooter, Demorius Mondreal Polke, also killed himself. (report)


Walker County

  1. February 4: The remains of Summer Lashay Buzbee, 23 were found near Old Russellville Road north of Jasper. She was last seen on December 20, 2020 at a convenience store where a relative of hers was working. The cause of her death has not been determined, but the Walker County Sheriff's Office is investigating it as a homicide. A suspect has been identified, but no charges have been announced. (report)
  2. February 26: Frederick Earl Height II, 26, was fatally shot by a Walker County Sheriff's Deputy responding to a domestic violence report in Empire. The incident is under review by the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation. (report)
  3. February 27: Roger Dale Gibson, 27, was pronounced dead at Walker Baptist Medical Center after being shot by a Dora Police officer during a confrontation on the 500 block of High Street in Dora. Two officers were injured in the incident, which is being reviewed by the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation. No charges have been announced. (report)
  4. March 6: Christopher Ray Mann, 58, was pronounced dead at Walker Baptist Medical Center after being shot in a dispute with a relative over money, at a home on the 7700 block of Dolly Drive in Dora. The suspected shooter was taken into custody, but has not yet been charged. (report)

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