Birmingham Records 100th Homicide of 2017

Dec 5, 2017

Birmingham police say a shooting over the weekend resulted in the 100th homicide of the year for Alabama's largest city.

Two men were reportedly shot inside an apartment in the Collegeville neighborhood late Sunday night. The Jefferson County Coroner's office identified one deceased victim as 26-year-old Jahbrell Leon Sturgeon. North Precinct Lt. Shelia Finney says a second man was shot in the head, but his injury is not thought to be life-threatening. Police are trying to determine what led to the shooting, and no suspects are in custody.

Last year, the city of Birmingham recorded 104 homicides. That was the first time in ten years that the city had a triple-digit homicide tally. So far, there have been 154 homicides in all of Jefferson County this year; Jefferson County recorded 151 in 2016.

Of the 100 homicides in Birmingham as of Sunday, at least five have been ruled justifiable and not criminal.