News Release 60 – Investigating Officer Involvement in Shooting or Homicide
Officer involved in a shooting or homicide investigation
Birmingham Police Department reports an officer has been involved in a shooting investigation and a homicide investigation is ongoing. The incident happened on Monday, March 21, 2022 at the University Crossings apartment complex.
Just after 5:00 p.m., South Ward officers responded to the hostage situation in Block 200 of 3rd SW Street. Upon arrival, officers observed a woman shooting a man in the officer’s presence, resulting in his death. An officer discharged his weapon striking the female subject. The woman was taken to an area hospital by Birmingham Fire and Rescue with non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured in this incident.
Alabama Law Enforcement will be the lead investigative agency on the officer involved in the shooting and the homicide investigation. Officers involved in this incident will be placed on administrative leave in accordance with Birmingham Police Department policies and procedures.
All additional inquiries relating to this case should be directed to ALEA
** 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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News release 60 officers involved in shooting and homicide investigation