Arrest made in Kingston homicide

Demarco Griffin
Demarco Griffin(WBRC)
Published: May. 29, 2023 at 8:58 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2023 at 10:49 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Officials have made an arrest for a homicide that occurred Monday, May 30, that killed Juanderius Woods.

Demarco Griffin, 27, of Birmingham has been taken into custody by the Birmingham Crime Reduction Team.

Birmingham Police Homicide Detectives were presented with information to the case, and after an assessment of the information, officials obtained a warrant for murder.

The Community Safety Partnership Division, who is responsible for patrolling all housing communities, observed Demarco Griffin’s vehicle Friday, June 2.

The team made contact with according authorities, and Griffin was taken into custody with no incident at an apartment complex in East Birmingham.

Griffin will be booked into the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.

ORIGINAL: Officials with the Birmingham Police Department are investigating a homicide investigation they say happened Monday evening, May 29, in the Kingston community.

Officers were called to the 800 block of 44th Place North just after 8 p.m.

When they arrived, they found a man in a parking lot suffering a gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire & Rescue were called to the scene where they pronounced the victim dead.

Authorities identified the victim as 43-year-old Juanderius Woods.

At the scene, police said they were having a difficult time getting anyone to talk to them. Authorities believe Woods was the intended target.

Police say according to multiple ShotSpotter alerts from the area, it is believed more than 90 rounds were fired, suggesting a shootout happened somewhere in the neighborhood.

Police believe there were multiple shooters and that they exchanged gun fires.

No suspect has been identified.

This is Birmingham’s 49th murder investigation this year.

If anyone has information pertaining to the case, please contact the BPD Homicide Unit at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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