FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 87
Thursday, May 5, 2011, 5:40 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are investigating a homicide. The
incident took place on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at approximately
1:45 p.m. at
1917 32nd Avenue North.
The victim has been identified as: Demetrius Pope, B/M, 30, of Birmingham, Alabama.
Officers from the North Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a report
of a person shot. Officers arrived to find the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue
arrived and transported the victim to U.A.B. Hospital where staff later pronounced him deceased.
Officers found that the victim was shot outside the business and made his way inside before he collapsed.
No suspects are in custody.
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 Stopper @ 254-7777.