Homicide investigation underway in Birmingham

Homicide investigation on 6th Ave W
Published: Jul. 25, 2022 at 10:11 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2022 at 8:09 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A man is dead after a possible shootout in Birmingham Monday night, according to police.

The Birmingham Police Department was called to the 700 block of 6th Avenue West just before 9 p.m. Monday in response to multiple shot spotter alerts.

When they arrived, police found an SUV in the roadway with its door open. Police say the driver of that vehicle was suffering a gunshot wound. When Birmingham Fire & Rescue arrived at the scene, the man was pronounced dead.

The victim has been identified by police as 19-year-old Dwight D’Angelo Thomas, Jr. of Birmingham.

Police say up to 50 or 60 rounds were fired during this incident. They say some of the shots fired were automatic gunfire.

We’re told the vehicle the victim was found in was reported stolen out of Shelby County.

No suspects are in custody.

If you have any information about what happened, you’re asked to call police at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.


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