FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 225 Thursday,
December 9, 2010, 12:40 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
To date, forty-eight (48) chargeable Homicides have been reported in the City of Birmingham during 2010,
compared to sixty (60) at this time in 2009.
Homicide #48: Occurred on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at approximately 5:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of
20th Street North.
Officers from the North Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a report of shots fired.
Officers arrived and located the victim inside a green, Honda Civic. The victim was unresponsive and suffering from apparent
gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.
The victim has been identified as: Rodney Derwin Matthews, B/M, 37, of Birmingham, Alabama.
There have been no arrests or charges in the case. If there is anyone who has information pertaining to
this case, they are encouraged to contact the Birmingham Police Department @ 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 254-7777.