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 13 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

  • 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)

Chilton County

Coosa County

Cullman County

Etowah County

Jefferson County

11 total


  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 Bessemer. No arrest. (report)


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


  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)


  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 are investigating the homicide. (report)


  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)

Unincorporated Jefferson County

Lee County

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)

St Clair County

Talladega County

Tuscaloosa County

Walker County