|Homicide Investigation Update|
|Local News Headlines|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 09 May 2012 12:37|
The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, May 7, 2012 at approximately 2:30 a.m. in the 5700 block of Avenue N.
The victim’s identity will be released pending identification and notification of family members.
Officers from the West Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a vehicle fire. Upon arrival, officers discovered a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene and extinguished the fire. Emergency personnel also discovered a deceased person inside the vehicle. Due to evidence observed on the scene, this investigation has been classified as a homicide.
No arrests have been made in this case. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, they are encouraged to contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit at 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.
The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives have received a disposition from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office on a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Friday, April 27, 2012 at approximately 11:10 p.m. in the 400 block of Skyview Drive.
The victim/ robbery suspect has been identified as:
Jacqaures Walker, B/M 13, of Birmingham, Alabama.
Officers from the South Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim unresponsive and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was also found to have a t-shirt tied across his face in a bandana manner and a fully loaded handgun with the hammer cocked in his hand. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
Investigators received information that the suspect approached a vehicle shortly after it pulled into the apartment complex parking lot. The suspect ordered the driver to exit his vehicle. Unknown to the suspect, the driver of the vehicle had a handgun and fired at the suspect. The suspect collapsed a few feet from the shooter's vehicle.
During the course of the investigation, detectives interviewed the driver of the vehicle and a passenger of that vehicle.
The driver and his girlfriend were returning from dinner and were getting ready to go inside the girlfriend’s apartment. While the suspect and his girlfriend were sitting in his vehicle, a Lexus SUV, the victim approached the driver, put a chrome .32 caliber revolver to his head and told him to give him his vehicle. The revolver was fully loaded with the hammer cocked back. The suspect stated he was going to count to three and that he was not playing. At some point, the victim became distracted and the driver retrieved his pistol and shot the victim at least twice.
Detectives also found that there were five additional subjects that accompanied the suspect to the apartment complex. After interviewing the subjects and the driver the case was presented to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office ruled that the shooting will be classified as justifiable. The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office also declined to file charges against any of the individuals with the victim prior to the robbery.
Any additional information that may develop in this case will be investigated and detectives will present the finding to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.
There have been no arrests or charges filed in the case.
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to this case, they are encouraged to contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit at 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.