Shooting Death Investigation Update
The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives have received a ruling from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office on a shooting death investigation. The incident occurred on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at approximately 1:20 a.m., at 737 Barcelona Court.
The fatal shooting victim/suspect has been identified as:
Devery Bell, B/M, 25, of Birmingham, Alabama.
Homicide investigators presented the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s office advised investigators that no charges will be filed against the apartment resident due to the fact that the suspects/shooting victims were committing a crime when the shooting occurred. The District Attorney’s office advised that the shooting will be ruled as justifiable. The District Attorney’s office also advised that the surviving gunshot victim will be charged with felony murder because he initiated the circumstances that led to the victim’s death as both suspects/shooting victims attempted to burglarize the resident’s apartment.
The surviving shooting victim/suspect has been identified as:
Michael Jones, B/M, 25, of Birmingham, Alabama. A Felony Murder warrant has been obtained against the suspect.
Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper states, “It’s obvious that this senseless burglary act created an even larger danger to all who were involved. The ultimate consequences of the suspects’ reckless behavior affected them and each of their families. There truly are no winners in this case.”
Homicide Investigation Update
The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at approximately 11:55 p.m., at 2964 Gallant Drive.
The victim has been identified as:
Corey Jordan, B/M, 26, of 2964 Gallant Drive, Birmingham, Alabama.
The suspect has been identified as:
Abdo Zawkri, W/M, 21, of Birmingham, Alabama. A Capital Murder warrant with no bond has been obtained against the suspect.
The suspect was taken into custody on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by the Birmingham Police Department’s Crime Reduction Team. The suspect is currently in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.
The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. The incident was discovered on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at approximately 5:20 a.m., at 903 6th Avenue South.
The victim has been identified as:
William Daniels, B/M, 31, of Birmingham, Alabama.
Officers from the South Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a report of a traffic accident. Upon arrival, officers located two subjects inside a wrecked vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived and pronounced the victim deceased. The second victim was transported to U.A.B. Hospital for treatment of his injuries. The surviving victim remains in serious condition.
Officers received initial information that the incident occurred in the City of Midfield. Investigators from the Midfield Police Department responded to initiate an investigation. Further investigation later revealed that the incident occurred at #15 Graymont Avenue North. After receiving this information, Birmingham Police Department homicide investigators collaborated with MPD investigators and acquired jurisdiction of the case.
There are no arrests in this case.
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, they are encouraged to contact the B.P.D. at 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 254-7777.
The Birmingham Police Department reports that vice detectives have executed an operation to address obscene activity. The operation was executed on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Veterans Memorial Park, located at 100 Old Overton Road.
Citizens’ complaints led detectives to the location to address reported incidents on the property. Upon execution of the operation, investigators arrested several subjects on charges ranging from Indecent Proposal to Physical Harassment.
BPD Lieutenant Ron Sellers states, “The Birmingham Vice Unit has a zero tolerance for these types of acts happening at public or private parks. We will monitor this location and make any and all appropriate arrests until these acts stop.“