News Release 142-Homicide Investigation 1609 7th Street North
The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are investigating a homicide. The incident happened on Saturday July 16, 2022.
The victim has been identified as Larry Taylor (47), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately 7:30 a.m., the 911 communications division received a call from a shot person at the Keeton Correctional Facility located at 1609 7e North Street. Upon arrival, officers were informed that the victim had been transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital by a private vehicle. The victim was pronounced dead by hospital staff.
Preliminary investigation revealed the victim was exiting the facility when approached in the parking lot by the shooter. The shooter fired several shots fatally wounding the victim. The suspect fled the scene heading south on the 7e Street North in a white sedan. The victim was targeted and the suspect is at large. Detectives have not identified a motive in this homicide.
If anyone has any information relating to the case, please contact the BPD Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777. Anonymous information may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers via the Birmingham Police Service mobile app on Android or IOS devices.
It is the 67th 2022 murder investigation with 6 justifiable death investigations.
The Birmingham Police Department adheres to the FBI’s uniform crime reporting guidelines established for all law enforcement agencies in the United States. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Guidelines do not require law enforcement agencies to include justifiable death investigations in the total number of homicide investigations.
** Information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is gathered and analyzed**
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