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This is a '''List of Birmingham homicides in 2019'''. It includes homicide cases occurring within the [[Birmingham|city limits]] during the [[2019|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.  
 
This is a '''List of Birmingham homicides in 2019'''. It includes homicide cases occurring within the [[Birmingham|city limits]] during the [[2019|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.  
  
96 homicides have been reported in the city as of November 4, putting the city on pace for 114 for the year. Based on the 2018 census estimate of 209,880 population, that represents a homicide rate of 54.3 homicides per 100,000 residents. Birmingham had 109 homicides in [[List of Birmingham homicides in 2018|2018]]. The recent record low of 62 homicides was set in [[List of Birmingham homicides in 2014|2014]], and the recent record high was 141 in [[List of Birmingham homicides in 1992|1992]]. At this point last year, 97 homicides had been reported.
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97 homicides have been reported in the city as of November 11, putting the city on pace for 112 for the year. Based on the 2018 census estimate of 209,880 population, that represents a homicide rate of 53.3 homicides per 100,000 residents. Birmingham had 109 homicides in [[List of Birmingham homicides in 2018|2018]]. The recent record low of 62 homicides was set in [[List of Birmingham homicides in 2014|2014]], and the recent record high was 141 in [[List of Birmingham homicides in 1992|1992]]. At this point last year, 99 homicides had been reported.
  
The city has averaged 9.5 homicides per month, or one every 3.2 days. There were 9 incidents in January, 11 in February, 10 in March, 8 in April, 14 in May, 10 in June, 9 in July, 12 in August, 4 in September, 6 in October and 2 so far in November. The longest stretch without a homicide was the 14-day span between June 20 and July 5. 13 deaths were reported on Sundays, 14 on Mondays, 13 on Tuesdays, 13 on Wednesdays, 12 on Thursdays, 18 on Fridays, and 13 on Saturdays.
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The city has averaged 9.4 homicides per month, or one every 3.2 days. There were 9 incidents in January, 11 in February, 10 in March, 8 in April, 14 in May, 10 in June, 9 in July, 12 in August, 4 in September, 6 in October and 3 so far in November. The longest stretch without a homicide was the 14-day span between June 20 and July 5. 13 deaths were reported on Sundays, 14 on Mondays, 13 on Tuesdays, 13 on Wednesdays, 13 on Thursdays, 18 on Fridays, and 13 on Saturdays.
  
10 of the reported homicides were ruled justifiable as self-defense by investigators or prosecutors and 3 resulted from reckless driving. The suspect in another murder was shot to death on the scene and another killed himself. One death resulted from a violent act committed previous year. One other homicide took place at the [[Jefferson County Jail]] outside the city's jurisdiction. The police department therefore acknowledges 79 chargeable homicides. Suspects have been identified in 47 of those cases, arrested in 44 and charged in 38. Charges in one case were dismissed.
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10 of the reported homicides were ruled justifiable as self-defense by investigators or prosecutors and 3 resulted from reckless driving. The suspect in another murder was shot to death on the scene and another killed himself. One death resulted from a violent act committed previous year. One other homicide took place at the [[Jefferson County Jail]] outside the city's jurisdiction. The police department therefore acknowledges 80 chargeable homicides. Suspects have been identified in 49 of those cases, arrested in 46 and charged in 41. Charges in one case were dismissed.
  
At least 79 deaths resulted from shootings, 2 from stabbing, 5 from automobile collisions, 2 from bodily assault, and 1 in which a man was beaten unconscious and then run over. The cause of 8 others were not publicized. 47 incidents occurred on the streets, 10 at apartment complexes, one in a jail cell, 8 at businesses, and 30 at private homes. 42 were reported in the [[Birmingham Police Department West Precinct|West Precinct]], 32 in the [[Birmingham Police Department East Precinct|East Precinct]], 6 in the [[Birmingham Police Department South Precinct|South Precinct]] and 15 in the [[Birmingham Police Department North Precinct|North Precinct]]. One death occurred during a police pat-down and 1 during a shootout with police, 4 occurred during attempted robberies, 14 during domestic arguments, one during an attempted break-in, 10 as the result of targeted assaults, 12 occurred during sudden disputes, and two are believed to have been the result of random violence. One victim was struck by a stray bullet and two others killed by reckless drivers. The motive is unknown in the other 46 deaths.
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At least 79 deaths resulted from shootings, 2 from stabbing, 5 from automobile collisions, 3 from bodily assault, and 1 in which a man was beaten unconscious and then run over. The cause of 8 others were not publicized. 47 incidents occurred on the streets, 10 at apartment complexes, one in a jail cell, 9 at businesses, and 30 at private homes. 42 were reported in the [[Birmingham Police Department West Precinct|West Precinct]], 32 in the [[Birmingham Police Department East Precinct|East Precinct]], 7 in the [[Birmingham Police Department South Precinct|South Precinct]] and 15 in the [[Birmingham Police Department North Precinct|North Precinct]]. One death occurred during a police pat-down and 1 during a shootout with police, 4 occurred during attempted robberies, 15 during domestic arguments, one during an attempted break-in, 10 as the result of targeted assaults, 13 occurred during sudden disputes, and two are believed to have been the result of random violence. One victim was struck by a stray bullet and two others killed by reckless drivers. The motive is unknown in the other 46 deaths.
  
85 victims were male and 10 were female. One has not been publicly identified.
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86 victims were male and 10 were female. One has not been publicly identified.
  
 
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# [[January 3]]: Carltez "Tez" Clark, 28, was driven to the [[Birmingham Police Department East Precinct]] in [[Roebuck]] where he was pronounced dead after being shot while riding with his girlfriend on [[Parkway East]]. The shooting is believed to have been random, matching another car-to-car shooting which took place 10 minutes earlier on [[Old Springville Road]]. No arrest. ([http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/01/he-was-loved-single-father-of-2-killed-in-random-birmingham-shooting.html report])
 
# [[January 3]]: Carltez "Tez" Clark, 28, was driven to the [[Birmingham Police Department East Precinct]] in [[Roebuck]] where he was pronounced dead after being shot while riding with his girlfriend on [[Parkway East]]. The shooting is believed to have been random, matching another car-to-car shooting which took place 10 minutes earlier on [[Old Springville Road]]. No arrest. ([http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/01/he-was-loved-single-father-of-2-killed-in-random-birmingham-shooting.html report])
 
# [[January 5]]: Charles Reese, 46, died at [[UAB Hospital]] from gunshot wounds suffered on the 2500 block of [[16th Street Ensley|16th Street]] in [[Ensley neighborhood|Ensley]]. Roderick King was arrested two weeks later and charged with murder. ([http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/01/suspect-jailed-on-murder-charge-in-birmingham-shooting-death.html report])
 
# [[January 5]]: Charles Reese, 46, died at [[UAB Hospital]] from gunshot wounds suffered on the 2500 block of [[16th Street Ensley|16th Street]] in [[Ensley neighborhood|Ensley]]. Roderick King was arrested two weeks later and charged with murder. ([http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/01/suspect-jailed-on-murder-charge-in-birmingham-shooting-death.html report])
# [[January 13]]: [[Wyt Carter|WyTasha Carter]], 44, a [[Birmingham Police Department|Birmingham Police]] Sergeant, was shot to death while attempting to pat down a suspect in a rash of car burglaries. He and another officer, Lucas Allums, confronted two suspects outside the [[4 Seasons Bar & Grill]] on the 900 block of [[5th Avenue North]]. Allums was critically injured by gunshot. One suspect, Jeremy Elwin Owens, was hit by return fire and another was taken into custody, but later released without charges. Owens was charged with murder on January 25. In September a grand jury returned indictments against Owens for capital murder, two counts of attempted murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/09/suspect-indicted-in-shooting-death-of-birmingham-police-sgt-wytasha-carter.html report])
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# [[January 13]]: [[Wyt Carter|WyTasha Carter]], 44, a [[Birmingham Police Department|Birmingham Police]] Sergeant, was shot to death while attempting to pat down a suspect in a rash of car burglaries. He and another officer, Lucas Allums, confronted two suspects outside the [[4 Seasons Bar & Grill]] on the 900 block of [[5th Avenue North]]. Allums was critically injured by gunshot. One suspect, Jeremy Elwin Owens, was hit by return fire and another was taken into custody. He was charged with murder on January 25. In September a grand jury returned indictments against Owens for capital murder, two counts of attempted murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/11/prosecutors-to-seek-death-penalty-against-man-accused-of-killing-sgt-wytasha-carter.html report])
 
# [[January 18]]: Brandon Joel Franklin, 44, was found dead behind a home at 7327 [[2nd Avenue South]] in [[East Lake neighborhood|East Lake]]. No arrest. ([http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/01/man-found-dead-behind-east-lake-home-homicide-investigation-underway.html report])
 
# [[January 18]]: Brandon Joel Franklin, 44, was found dead behind a home at 7327 [[2nd Avenue South]] in [[East Lake neighborhood|East Lake]]. No arrest. ([http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/01/man-found-dead-behind-east-lake-home-homicide-investigation-underway.html report])
 
# [[January 23]]: Sebastian Earl Clark, 57, was found shot to death on the 100 block of [[Thomas Circle]] in [[Thomas neighborhood|Thomas]]. Investigators determined that he had been breaking into the house when he was shot by the owner. No charges were filed. ([http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/01/burglar-killed-during-birmingham-home-break-in-now-identified.html report])
 
# [[January 23]]: Sebastian Earl Clark, 57, was found shot to death on the 100 block of [[Thomas Circle]] in [[Thomas neighborhood|Thomas]]. Investigators determined that he had been breaking into the house when he was shot by the owner. No charges were filed. ([http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/01/burglar-killed-during-birmingham-home-break-in-now-identified.html report])
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# [[October 3]]: Robert Milton Bloodsaw III, 36, was found shot to death inside a unit at the [[Norwood Plaza]] apartments at 1713 [[32nd Place North]]. No arrest. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/10/us-navy-veteran-slain-in-norwood-was-not-just-another-murder-victim-says-grieving-wife.html report])
 
# [[October 3]]: Robert Milton Bloodsaw III, 36, was found shot to death inside a unit at the [[Norwood Plaza]] apartments at 1713 [[32nd Place North]]. No arrest. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/10/us-navy-veteran-slain-in-norwood-was-not-just-another-murder-victim-says-grieving-wife.html report])
 
# [[October 7]]: Johnathan Tadarius Peoples, 30, was found dead outside a building at [[The Park at Carlyle Apartments]] off [[Robert Jemison Road]] in [[Glen Iris]]. No arrest. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/10/authorities-id-man-found-dead-at-birmingham-apartment-complex-say-he-wasnt-shot.html report])
 
# [[October 7]]: Johnathan Tadarius Peoples, 30, was found dead outside a building at [[The Park at Carlyle Apartments]] off [[Robert Jemison Road]] in [[Glen Iris]]. No arrest. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/10/authorities-id-man-found-dead-at-birmingham-apartment-complex-say-he-wasnt-shot.html report])
# [[October 14]]: Charles L. Brown, 44, was found dead in his van which had rolled to a stop at a curb on the 200 block of [[12th Street West]] in [[Rising-West Princeton]]. Investigators learned he had been shot while attempting to flee a fight that broke out at a [[Burger King]] restaurant at 801 [[3rd Avenue West]]. No arrest. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/10/44-year-old-man-killed-after-altercation-at-west-birmingham-restaurant.html report])
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# [[October 14]]: Charles L. Brown, 44, was found dead in his van which had rolled to a stop at a curb on the 200 block of [[12th Street West]] in [[Rising-West Princeton]]. Investigators learned he had been shot while attempting to flee a fight that broke out at a [[Burger King]] restaurant at 801 [[3rd Avenue West]]. Cortez Reshaw McGhee was arrested and charged with capital murder. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/11/suspect-charged-in-deadly-shooting-after-dispute-at-west-birmingham-restaurant.html report])
 
# [[October 17]]: Towan Troy Lee, 39, was found dead at [[93rd Street North]] and [[7th Court North]] in [[Zion City]]. No arrest. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/10/man-found-slain-on-east-birmingham-roadway-1-week-ago-now-identified.html report])
 
# [[October 17]]: Towan Troy Lee, 39, was found dead at [[93rd Street North]] and [[7th Court North]] in [[Zion City]]. No arrest. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/10/man-found-slain-on-east-birmingham-roadway-1-week-ago-now-identified.html report])
 
# [[October 22]]: The remains of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, 3, were found in a dumpster taken from the [[Center Point]] area to a landfill near [[Warrior]]. She had been abducted from an outdoor party in a parking lot off [[41st Place North]] in the [[Tom Brown Village]] public housing community on the evening of [[October 12]]. Investigators believe she died from asphyxiation the same day. Patrick Devone Stallworth and Derick Irisha Brown were arrested and charged with capital murder and kidnapping. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/10/kamille-cupcake-mckinney-2-charged-with-capital-murder-of-child.html report])
 
# [[October 22]]: The remains of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, 3, were found in a dumpster taken from the [[Center Point]] area to a landfill near [[Warrior]]. She had been abducted from an outdoor party in a parking lot off [[41st Place North]] in the [[Tom Brown Village]] public housing community on the evening of [[October 12]]. Investigators believe she died from asphyxiation the same day. Patrick Devone Stallworth and Derick Irisha Brown were arrested and charged with capital murder and kidnapping. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/10/kamille-cupcake-mckinney-2-charged-with-capital-murder-of-child.html report])
 
# [[October 27]]: Gjamal Antonio Rodriqcus, 27, the brother of NFL lineman [[Mario Addison]], died at [[UAB Hospital]] from gunshot wounds suffered following an argument on the 100 block of [[Shawnee Lane Northwest]] in [[Killough Springs]]. He and a female were both shot while sitting in a vehicle. Darius Frazier was arrested and charged with capital murder. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/10/suspect-charged-in-birmingham-shooting-that-killed-brother-of-nfl-lineman.html report])
 
# [[October 27]]: Gjamal Antonio Rodriqcus, 27, the brother of NFL lineman [[Mario Addison]], died at [[UAB Hospital]] from gunshot wounds suffered following an argument on the 100 block of [[Shawnee Lane Northwest]] in [[Killough Springs]]. He and a female were both shot while sitting in a vehicle. Darius Frazier was arrested and charged with capital murder. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/10/suspect-charged-in-birmingham-shooting-that-killed-brother-of-nfl-lineman.html report])
# [[November 2]]: An unnamed male was found shot to death in the front yard of a home at at 3838 [[39th Court North]] in [[Inglenook]]. A second man, presumed to be the shooter, was found critically wounded inside the home and taken to [[UAB Hospital]]. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/11/1-dead-suspect-critically-injured-in-birmingham-shooting.html report])
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# [[November 2]]: Efrem Zembelist Fulford, 57, was found shot to death in the front yard of a home at at 3838 [[39th Court North]] in [[Inglenook]]. David Scarborough was found critically wounded inside the home. He was taken to [[UAB Hospital]] and later charged with murder. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/11/suspect-charged-in-fatal-shooting-of-57-year-old-man-during-argument-at-birmingham-home.html report])
# [[November 3]]: An unnamed male was found shot to death on the 700 block of [[1st Street South]] in [[South Titusville]]. Another man was taken into custody at the scene as a suspect, but has not yet been charged. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/11/sunday-shooting-in-birmingham-leaves-1-dead-1-detained.html report])
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# [[November 3]]: Orlando Robinson, 53, a teacher at [[West End Academy]], was found shot to death on the 700 block of [[1st Street South]] in [[South Titusville]]. Brandon Keith Taylor was arrested and charged with murder. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/11/suspect-charged-in-fatal-shooting-of-birmingham-elementary-school-teacher.html report])
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# [[November 7]]: [[Kimbo Walker|Kim Paul "Kimbo" Walker]], 63, was found dead in his home in the 900 block of [[18th Street South]], apparently from head injuries suffered early that morning. He was working as a bartender at the [[Upside Down Plaza]] and assisted co-workers in removing unruly patrons from the bar. Police are investigating his death as a homicide. No arrest. ([https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/11/birmingham-bar-employee-dies-from-head-injury-sustained-while-trying-to-remove-unruly-patrons.html report])
  
 
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Revision as of 10:52, 14 November 2019

This is a List of Birmingham homicides in 2019. 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.

97 homicides have been reported in the city as of November 11, putting the city on pace for 112 for the year. Based on the 2018 census estimate of 209,880 population, that represents a homicide rate of 53.3 homicides per 100,000 residents. Birmingham had 109 homicides in 2018. The recent record low of 62 homicides was set in 2014, and the recent record high was 141 in 1992. At this point last year, 99 homicides had been reported.

The city has averaged 9.4 homicides per month, or one every 3.2 days. There were 9 incidents in January, 11 in February, 10 in March, 8 in April, 14 in May, 10 in June, 9 in July, 12 in August, 4 in September, 6 in October and 3 so far in November. The longest stretch without a homicide was the 14-day span between June 20 and July 5. 13 deaths were reported on Sundays, 14 on Mondays, 13 on Tuesdays, 13 on Wednesdays, 13 on Thursdays, 18 on Fridays, and 13 on Saturdays.

10 of the reported homicides were ruled justifiable as self-defense by investigators or prosecutors and 3 resulted from reckless driving. The suspect in another murder was shot to death on the scene and another killed himself. One death resulted from a violent act committed previous year. One other homicide took place at the Jefferson County Jail outside the city's jurisdiction. The police department therefore acknowledges 80 chargeable homicides. Suspects have been identified in 49 of those cases, arrested in 46 and charged in 41. Charges in one case were dismissed.

At least 79 deaths resulted from shootings, 2 from stabbing, 5 from automobile collisions, 3 from bodily assault, and 1 in which a man was beaten unconscious and then run over. The cause of 8 others were not publicized. 47 incidents occurred on the streets, 10 at apartment complexes, one in a jail cell, 9 at businesses, and 30 at private homes. 42 were reported in the West Precinct, 32 in the East Precinct, 7 in the South Precinct and 15 in the North Precinct. One death occurred during a police pat-down and 1 during a shootout with police, 4 occurred during attempted robberies, 15 during domestic arguments, one during an attempted break-in, 10 as the result of targeted assaults, 13 occurred during sudden disputes, and two are believed to have been the result of random violence. One victim was struck by a stray bullet and two others killed by reckless drivers. The motive is unknown in the other 46 deaths.

86 victims were male and 10 were female. One has not been publicly identified.

Listing by date

  1. January 1: Earl Lee Evans Jr, 57, was found shot to death in the yard of a vacant house at 2721 Avenue C in Ensley. He lived next door with his mother. No arrest. (report)
  2. January 3: Carltez "Tez" Clark, 28, was driven to the Birmingham Police Department East Precinct in Roebuck where he was pronounced dead after being shot while riding with his girlfriend on Parkway East. The shooting is believed to have been random, matching another car-to-car shooting which took place 10 minutes earlier on Old Springville Road. No arrest. (report)
  3. January 5: Charles Reese, 46, died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered on the 2500 block of 16th Street in Ensley. Roderick King was arrested two weeks later and charged with murder. (report)
  4. January 13: WyTasha Carter, 44, a Birmingham Police Sergeant, was shot to death while attempting to pat down a suspect in a rash of car burglaries. He and another officer, Lucas Allums, confronted two suspects outside the 4 Seasons Bar & Grill on the 900 block of 5th Avenue North. Allums was critically injured by gunshot. One suspect, Jeremy Elwin Owens, was hit by return fire and another was taken into custody. He was charged with murder on January 25. In September a grand jury returned indictments against Owens for capital murder, two counts of attempted murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property and possession of marijuana. (report)
  5. January 18: Brandon Joel Franklin, 44, was found dead behind a home at 7327 2nd Avenue South in East Lake. No arrest. (report)
  6. January 23: Sebastian Earl Clark, 57, was found shot to death on the 100 block of Thomas Circle in Thomas. Investigators determined that he had been breaking into the house when he was shot by the owner. No charges were filed. (report)
  7. January 25: LaQuintin Deon "LL Deon" Wright, 29, was one of two men killed in a shootout at the G M Lounge at 3813 Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard North in East Birmingham. Investigators concluded that he was shot by JaGorren Kelly, who was also killed in the shootout. (report)
  8. January 25: JaGorren Jimmie Kelly, 33, was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital from wounds suffered in the same incident. Investigators identified the shooter, but determined that the shooting was justified and did not pursue criminal charges.
  9. January 28: Jeremy Lavender, 24, died from injuries suffered when his car struck a support for the I-59 overpass at Oporto-Madrid Boulevard North. His car had been hit by a gunshot and he apparently lost control while fleeing the scene of a shooting. A number of shell casings were recovered from the vicinity of Oporto-Madrid and 4th Avenue South. Deandreus Hines and Morris Davis were arrested in June and charged with capital murder. (report)
  10. February 2: Christopher Lawson, 36, was shot to death after a party on the 6100 block of Grove Avenue in Roosevelt. Anthony Marcell Mosley was arrested 10 days later and charged with murder. (report)
  11. February 5: Ricardo Phillip Watkins, 21, was found shot to death on the 1600 block of 1st Avenue South, adjacent to Railroad Park. No arrest. (report)
  12. February 13: Princeton Jamarco Swain, 28, was found shot to death on the 1100 block of 14th Street North in Fountain Heights. Another person was injured by gunshot and taken to UAB Hospital. J. C. Hrabowski was arrested and charged with capital murder and attempted murder. (report)
  13. February 14: Napolean January, 32, died at UAB Hospital from injuries he suffered in a November 9, 2018 shooting on the 7500 block of 67th Courtway South in Gate City's Marks Village housing project. Melvin Akeem Taylor had been charged with attempted murder, which was later upgraded to a murder charge. (report)
  14. February 20: Ledarius Jaquad Peterson, 23, an inmate at the Jefferson County Jail awaiting trial for capital murder for the 2017 death of Shunoah Turner, died from injuries suffered in an assault in his cell. The other inmate has not yet been charged. (report)
  15. February 22: Wanya’ Letrec Conner, 19, was shot to death when gunfire broke out during a gathering at 1121 Carnation Drive in Killough Springs. Desmond Ray Jones, who was also wounded in the incident, was arrested and charged with capital murder. (report)
  16. February 22: Javian Stone, 20, died at St Vincent's East from gunshot wounds suffered during the same incident.
  17. February 24: Deanthony Amari Cooper-Cain, 23, was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered while he was riding in a car on the 400 block of Avenue W in Central Pratt. The driver was also wounded. No arrest. (report)
  18. February 26: Marco Devonta Robinson, 41, was shot to death during an apparent robbery attempt on the 1200 block of Daniel Drive in Green Acres. Investigators determined that the shooting was justified. (report)
  19. February 27: Ronald Grant Jr, 39, was fatally wounded by gunshot during a domestic argument on the 4000 block of 43rd Avenue North in Inglenook. The suspected shooter was taken into custody at the scene, but released when it was determined that she had fired in self-defense. (report)
  20. February 27: James Earl Hunter, 52, was found dead after a fight with a family member at 1505 52nd Street in Central Park. A suspect was taken into custody at the scene, but released after investigators determined that the shooting was justifiable. (report)
  21. March 3: Jennifer Marie Lane, 31, was pronounced dead at St Vincent’s East from injuries received in a domestic fight at a home on the 800 block of 82nd Street South in South East Lake. Xavier Scott, who brought her to the hospital was arrested at the scene and later charged with murder. (report)
  22. March 10: Octavia Dortch, 45, was shot to death in her car outside the Arlington Rehabilitation & HealthCare Center at 1020 Tuscaloosa Avenue Southwest in Oakwood Place. Michael Damon Daniels, driving a vehicle that matched descriptions of a suspect vehicle, was taken into custody after a chase and charged with capital murder and several other crimes. (report)
  23. March 10: Gregory Snodgrass, 28, was shot to death at the BP gas station at 2100 Montevallo Road Southwest in Mason City. Michael Damon Daniels, driving a vehicle that matched descriptions of a suspect vehicle, was taken into custody after a chase and charged with capital murder and several other crimes. He is believed to have initiated the confrontation by blocking Snodgrass' car before shooting him repeatedly. (report)
  24. March 13: Derrick Dwayne Daniels, 44, was dead on arrival to UAB Hospital after being wounded in a drive-by shooting at 626 Delta Street in South Titusville. No arrest. (report)
  25. March 14: Paul Gabriel Harris Jr, 33, was shot to death at 23rd Street and 9th Avenue South adjacent to the Southtown Court housing project in Southside. Cedric Levy Alexander was identified as a suspect and located after being featured on Crime Stoppers. He was indicted for murder in September 2019. (report)
  26. March 15: Rodregous Gurley, 39, was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital from wounds suffered in a shooting on the 200 block of 51st Street North in Woodlawn. The suspect, Imani Means, had reported the incident as a robbery. She was charged with murder. (report)
  27. March 21: Marcellous D. Blackmon, 58, died at UAB Hospital from a gunshot wound suffered in a dispute at a home on the 1400 block of Pineville Road in Green Acres, which police believe began as an argument between children at Rozelle Reynolds Park. A female suspect was also shot, and further injured in a car crash while fleeing the scene. She has not yet been charged. (report)
  28. March 21: Rodrick Dewayne Tolbert, 32, died at Princeton Baptist Medical Center of complications from gunshot wounds suffered during an altercation at a house party on the 2100 block of Dawson Avenue Southwest in Powderly on June 16, 2018. No arrest. (report)
  29. March 22: RaKetrah Lashawn "KeKe" Hatcher, 33, was killed when the car she was riding in ran into a utility pole on the 4200 block of Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard North in Kingston. The driver, Deyarpolus Rudolph, was charged in September with vehicular manslaughter. (report)
  30. March 23: Anthony Tolbert, 30, was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound suffered at a car wash near 1st Street North and Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard in Smithfield. No arrest. (report)
  31. March 24: Christopher Watson, 31, died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered at 3rd Avenue West and 1st Street West in Graymont. (report)
  32. April 1: Durand Lamar Witherspoon, 22, was killed in a shootout, possibly originating as a gambling dispute, at an apartment complex on the 1200 block of 12th Street North in Fountain Heights. Tarek Rashad Owens was arrested and charged with murder. The charge against him was dismissed in May as the investigation continued. (report)
  33. April 5: Gregory James Clark, 31, was shot to death during a gathering at a home on the 9600 block of Westfield Road in Penfield Park. Juanicia Williams was arrested at the scene and charged with reckless murder. (report)
  34. April 10: Michael Toney, 23, died at UAB Hospital from wounds suffered in a drive-by shooting as he stepped out of a house on Woodland Avenue Southwest near Lomb Avenue in Arlington-West End. No arrest. (report)
  35. April 13: Darwin McAlpin, 68, died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered at a home at 8039 3rd Avenue South in South East Lake. No arrest. (report)
  36. April 22: William "Billy" Morris, 58, was found shot to death inside a home on the 4200 block of Fairmont Way. Investigators believe the shots were fired from outside the house. Treyvion Brown was arrested and charged with capital murder. (report)
  37. April 23: An unnamed male died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds after he was found in a crashed car near the intersection of Chestnut Street and Lance Lane in South Roebuck. No arrest. (report)
  38. April 26: Sterling Bradley, 33, was shot to death in a breezeway at the Birmingham Garden Inn at 7901 Crestwood Boulevard in Eastwood. Nicholas Burrell was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  39. April 28: Omari Sharad Pollnitz, 38, who was using a wheelchair due to a previous gunshot injury, was shot to death at the Nu Vision House of Detail on the corner of Bessemer Road and 30th Street Ensley in Fairview. Prosecutors ruled that the shooting was justified. (report)
  40. May 1: Terry Wayne Bonner Jr, 31, died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered near the 1700 block of 52nd Street Ensley in Central Park. Two persons were taken into custody, but investigators determined that the shooting was justified and did not file charges. (report)
  41. May 5: Hattie Evans, 84, was found dead from a head injury at her home on the 9000 block of Zion City Road in Brownsville Heights. Her daughter, Brenda Evans, was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  42. May 5: Waymon Fowler, 54, was found shot to death on the 1100 block of Detroit Street near Wylam Park in Wylam. No arrest. (report)
  43. May 6: Lovell Amison, 23, was shot to death on the 4500 block of 9th Avenue North in the Morton Simpson Village public housing complex in Kingston. No arrest. (report)
  44. May 7: Benny Bozeman, 41, was killed during a fight in an apartment at the Center Villa Apartments at 33 Center Street North. Marcus Burt was arrested and charged with manslaughter. (report)
  45. May 15: Michael Lambert, 25, died at UAB Hospital from stab wounds received during a domestic argument at 7613 2nd Avenue North in Wahouma. A person of interest was interviewed, but no charges have been filed. (report)
  46. May 16: Eric Alexander Gunn Jr, 23, an employee of the Village Market at 7737 2nd Avenue South in South East Lake, was fatally wounded by gunshot while he was taking a break in his car outside the store. No arrest. (report)
  47. May 16: Sanquez Derico Recarlos Morgan, 20, died at UAB Hospital after being found wounded by gunshot at the corner of 41st Street and 5th Court North in North Avondale. No arrest. (report)
  48. May 20: Davi Junior Escalunte Ramirez, 24, was found dead from a gunshot wound near the intersection of 5th Avenue South and 1st Street in North Titusville. When found he was carrying a false identification with the name "Aaron Alberto Elena." Darion Crawford was arrested in June and charged with murder. (report)
  49. May 24: Corderrius Rashad Henderson, 25, was found shot to death at the Deer Park Apartments near the intersection of Monroe Avenue Southwest and 16th Street Southwest in Oakwood Place. No arrest. (report)
  50. May 28: Victor Colin, 19, was shot to death near the Deluxe Cleaners at 2533 Bush Boulevard while fleeing from an assault thought to have begun on Pike Road. Four people were taken into custody for questioning, but no charges have been filed. (report)
  51. May 31: Justin Clyde Kemp, 28, was fatally wounded by gunshot during a dispute at a home on the 1500 block of 19th Street North in Fountain Heights. Two witnesses were interviewed, but no charges have been filed. (report)
  52. May 31: Gewayne Gilbert, 36, was shot to death outside Ensley Seafood at 3100 Ensley 5 Points West Avenue. Jha'Kiren DeAntres Grier, the suspected shooter, turned himself in to police and was charged with murder. (report)
  53. May 31: Andre Falletta Shedric, 54, was killed in a hit-and-run vehicle collision on the 1400 block of Meadow Lane in Green Acres. No arrest. (report)
  54. June 4: Arthur Douglas Hudson, 48, was shot to death behind his home on the 6600 block of 1st Avenue South in East Lake, apparently as part of an ongoing domestic dispute. Activist Mercutio Southall was arrested at the scene and charged with manslaughter. (report)
  55. June 5: Clarence Farley, 61, was stabbed to death in an apparent domestic dispute at 1212 33rd Street Southwest in Germania Park. His brother, Jimmy Farley, was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  56. June 6: Marcus Armstead Latimore, 35, was found dead from an apparent homicide alongside the unpaved 3rd Place between Overhill Drive and Little Shades Drive off Lakeshore Parkway in the Oxmoor neighborhood. No arrest. (report)
  57. June 8: Melvin Mobley, 48, was killed in an apparent domestic dispute at a home at 4405 46th Street North in Inglenook. His brother, Don Mobley, was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  58. June 8: Joseph Dewayne Frazier, 29, was found shot to death in a home at 1535 Wilderness Lane in Spring Lake. No arrest. (report)
  59. June 14: DeMegious McAlle Osborne, 42, was found shot to death just outside a vehicle on the 900 block of 9th Street North in Smithfield after an apparent theft of drugs and cash. Jeremiah Lorenzo Rapley was arrested in July and charged with capital murder, but prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss the charges for lack of evidence as they continue investigating. (report)
  60. June 16: Nicklous Laterrious Marina, 24, was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital from injuries suffered during an apparent robbery of a home at 2800 Thyer Circle in Germania Park. Two others were wounded. Reynold Laurie Sylvester, believed to have been an accomplice of Marina's in an attempted robbery, and to have also been the shooter, was arrested and charged with murder and robbery. (report)
  61. June 17: Michael James Weeks, 27, was found shot to death in a car on the 4800 block of Court M in Belview Heights. No arrest. (report)
  62. June 19: Jerand Deon Jackson, 40, was beaten and left on the street, where he was later struck by a vehicle on the 1000 block of 3rd Avenue North in Smithfield. Investigators have determined that Jackson was the driver of a Chevrolet Camaro that struck a motorcyclist. Another car stopped and a group of people pulled Jackson from his car and beat him, with one of them driving off in the Camaro. After the assailants had left the scene, an off-duty Birmingham Police officer unaware of the incident drove down 3rd Avenue in his private car and accidentally ran over Jackson. The cause of his death has not been determined. The Camaro was found on fire in the Mattie Gill Jackson Gardens public housing community in Fairfield. Keyton Nicole Sparks, one of the people believed to have assaulted Jackson, was arrested and charged murder. (report)
  63. June 20: Keith Lamont Tolbert, 44, was found dead at the edge of a parking lot behind a vacant building at 4626 Avenue V in Central Park. Initially the death was thought to be the result of suicide, but was later investigated as homicide. Brandon Wayne Torrey was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  64. July 5: Heather Suzan Roberson, 23, was found shot to death in a grassy area near railroad tracks and the 700 block of Antwerp Avenue in Oak Ridge Park. No arrest. (report)
  65. July 6: Carl Sanford Gardner, 47, was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered earlier in a drive-by assault outside the Vikings Motorcycle Club on the 1700 block of Avenue D Ensley. The attackers reportedly fled in a mid-size sedan. No arrest. (report)
  66. July 8: Jerry B. Robinson, 46, was found shot to death in a grassy area on the 600 block of Gulfport Street near the Wylam Library in Wylam. No arrest. (report)
  67. July 15: Shaneia Causwell, 28, was shot to death, and two others wounded, in a shootout that began at a home on the 1700 block of 6th Way Northwest in Echo Highlands. Derrick Peterson was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder. (report)
  68. July 17: Roderick Wilson, 35, was killed by police who were investigating a reported armed robbery at the Family Supermarket at 513 23rd Street North. When police saw him leaving the store, he fired at them while fleeing toward the former Energen parking deck at 6th Avenue North and 22nd Street. He hid in bushes outside the parking deck and ambushed Officer Cullen Stafford, who was wounded by multiple gunshots. Other officers returned fire, killing Wilson. The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is looking into the officer-involved shooting, but no charges are expected in Wilson's death. (report)
  69. July 23: Deterius Matthews, 27, died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered on the 6700 block of Interlaken Avenue in Gate City. No arrest. (report)
  70. July 26: Isaiah Mathew Wiggins, 35, was shot to death while in an SUV on 29th Avenue North in Collegeville, near the Collegeville Community Center in the Collegeville Homes public housing community. Deontra Lamar Austin was arrested in October and charged with capital murder during a robbery. (report)
  71. July 27: Marcus Terron Lowe, 41, was shot to death on the 7800 block of 6th Avenue North in North East Lake. No arrest. (report)
  72. July 31: Jurnee Coleman, 4, died at Children's Hospital from a wounds suffered while she was in her home on Joppa Avenue in the Marks Village housing project in Gate City. The bullet was fired during an argument between two men outside the apartment the previous Sunday evening. Raymond Dejuan Shine was arrested charged with murder, attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm. Those charges were turned over to a grand jury. Federal agents also arrested Shines for being a felon in possession of a firearm. (report)
  73. August 3: Jameria Howard, 28, was found shot to death in the parking lot outside her apartment on the 800 block of 30th Street South in Southside. Danny Hagler, who had been living with Howard, was the apparent shooter. He fled the scene in a stolen vehicle and shot himself to death at a home on 5th Place Pratt in Central Pratt. (report)
  74. August 4: Brittney Lashawn Junious, 32, died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered during a domestic dispute the previous day on the 5000 block of Warner Street in the Roosevelt neighborhood. Melissa King, who had been in an ongoing romantic relationship with Junious, called Bessemer police from a restroom at a Family Dollar at 4341 Bessemer Super Highway, admitting to the shooting.She was charged with murder. (report)
  75. August 5: Brandon Rosario, 21, was found shot to death on the 9900 block of Turner Avenue in Pine Knoll Vista. Jasmine Roberson was found in possession of his stolen car. She was arrested and charged with murder. A second suspect, Travec Brandon Ard, was arrested two weeks later and charged with capital murder. (report)
  76. August 6: Tra'Vakius "Tra" Maye, 24, died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered the previous Sunday while riding in a car on the 8300 block of 3rd Avenue South in South East Lake. No arrest. (report)
  77. August 8: Termaine Dewayne Howard, 20, was found shot to death on the 600 block of 18th Street South in the Five Points South neighborhood. Investigators determined that Howard had confronted a hospital employee regarding a dispute about a woman, and that the shooting was justifiable. No charges were brought. (report)
  78. August 10: Jason Christopher Hooper, 49, was walking on the 2100 block of Green Springs Highway in Glen Iris when he was struck by a vehicle which left the scene. No arrest. (report)
  79. August 13: Tommy Laneer Woods, 30, who had been acquitted in the December 2017 death of Tepe Edwards, was found shot to death on the same block, the 1700 block of 32nd Place North, in Norwood. No arrest. (report)
  80. August 19: Calvin De'onte Vance, 18, was found shot to death at 10th Avenue and Gulfport Street in Wylam. No arrest. (report)
  81. August 20: Johnny Wayne Mann, 44, was shot to death during an altercation in a courtyard between buildings on the 900 block of 24th Street South in the Southtown Court housing project in Southside. Cordarius Williams was arrested and charged with murder. Anthony Needham was also charged in connection with Mann's death in October 2019. (report)
  82. August 29: Louis Zicarelli, 78, was shot to death at his front door on the 8600 block of 9th Court Circle South in South East Lake. Eric Kindred was arrested and charged with capital murder. The charge was referred to a grand jury in October. (report)
  83. August 30: Erick Hutchins, 44, was found shot to death on the porch of a home at 5417 Watson Avenue in West Brownville after an apparent robbery. Dennis Coleman was arrested and charged with capital murder. (report)
  84. August 31: Hassan Mallette, 41, was shot to death at his home on the 5700 block of Court O Ensley in the Green Acres neighborhood. His wife, Cheryl Watts, was arrested at the scene and charged with murder. (report)
  85. September 1: Rasheem Emark Sledge, 42, was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital from a gunshot wound suffered during a domestic argument at the Badboyz Entertainment Center at 1575 Bessemer Road in Belview Heights. A security guard was injured in the same incident. The victim's girlfriend was taken into custody at the scene but investigators determined that the shooting was justified and released her. (report)
  86. September 2: Eduardo Diaz Vasquez, 46, was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing the street near the Exxon gas station at 1101 3rd Avenue West in Bush Hills. The driver of a small, silver sedan left the scene. No arrest. (report)
  87. September 12: Javaruise Lerico Lewis, 18, was shot to death and another person injured at an apartment on the 2900 block of 22nd Place West in the Tuxedo Terrace public housing community in the Tuxedo neighborhood. No arrest. (report)
  88. September 23: Tiyesha Carson, 37, was found shot to death on the 1300 block of Avenue V in Ensley. Terrence Watkins was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  89. October 3: Robert Milton Bloodsaw III, 36, was found shot to death inside a unit at the Norwood Plaza apartments at 1713 32nd Place North. No arrest. (report)
  90. October 7: Johnathan Tadarius Peoples, 30, was found dead outside a building at The Park at Carlyle Apartments off Robert Jemison Road in Glen Iris. No arrest. (report)
  91. October 14: Charles L. Brown, 44, was found dead in his van which had rolled to a stop at a curb on the 200 block of 12th Street West in Rising-West Princeton. Investigators learned he had been shot while attempting to flee a fight that broke out at a Burger King restaurant at 801 3rd Avenue West. Cortez Reshaw McGhee was arrested and charged with capital murder. (report)
  92. October 17: Towan Troy Lee, 39, was found dead at 93rd Street North and 7th Court North in Zion City. No arrest. (report)
  93. October 22: The remains of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, 3, were found in a dumpster taken from the Center Point area to a landfill near Warrior. She had been abducted from an outdoor party in a parking lot off 41st Place North in the Tom Brown Village public housing community on the evening of October 12. Investigators believe she died from asphyxiation the same day. Patrick Devone Stallworth and Derick Irisha Brown were arrested and charged with capital murder and kidnapping. (report)
  94. October 27: Gjamal Antonio Rodriqcus, 27, the brother of NFL lineman Mario Addison, died at UAB Hospital from gunshot wounds suffered following an argument on the 100 block of Shawnee Lane Northwest in Killough Springs. He and a female were both shot while sitting in a vehicle. Darius Frazier was arrested and charged with capital murder. (report)
  95. November 2: Efrem Zembelist Fulford, 57, was found shot to death in the front yard of a home at at 3838 39th Court North in Inglenook. David Scarborough was found critically wounded inside the home. He was taken to UAB Hospital and later charged with murder. (report)
  96. November 3: Orlando Robinson, 53, a teacher at West End Academy, was found shot to death on the 700 block of 1st Street South in South Titusville. Brandon Keith Taylor was arrested and charged with murder. (report)
  97. November 7: Kim Paul "Kimbo" Walker, 63, was found dead in his home in the 900 block of 18th Street South, apparently from head injuries suffered early that morning. He was working as a bartender at the Upside Down Plaza and assisted co-workers in removing unruly patrons from the bar. Police are investigating his death as a homicide. No arrest. (report)

Responses

A vigil for LL Deon Wright, one of the victims of the shootout at the G M Lounge, was held at Hughes' Black Diamond just up the street on February 1. On February 28 Mayor Randall Woodfin announced a city-wide "#IncreasePeace" campaign to help get residents involved in working together to decrease gun violence. The campaign promotes neighborhood watch and block watch efforts, first-aid training, predictive policing and a police cadet program. Jefferson County Department of Health official Mark Wilson also pledged to support the city's efforts to combat gun violence as a public health crisis.

On April 7 a "One Heart in the Park" event was held at the UAB Campus Green as part of "National Crime Victims' Rights Week." It was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime, the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Junior League of Birmingham, with more than 40 agencies and organizations participating.

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