CRIME & SAFETY
Arrest made in deadly shootout involving more than 90 rounds of gunfire
Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a man in the Kingston community on Memorial Day. Jaundarius Woods, 43, was killed just after 8 p.m. on 44th Place North during what police believe was a shootout. Stay up-to-date: The latest headlines and weather from WVTM 13. ShotSpotter...
What we know so far: Signs of trauma to burning Alabama woman's body, police say
BIRMINGHAM, AL. (WGXA) -- Shocking and tragic news of the death of 31-year-old Jermiera Ivory Fowler was released on Friday. According to reports, Fowler was reported missing on Thursday, May 31, by Friday, June 1, the Birmingham Police Department had declared the missing person investigation a homicide investigation. Reports of...
Capital murder charge dismissed against 21-year-old in deadly shooting at Bessemer convenience store
A capital murder charge against one of two suspects in the April shooting death of a man at a Bessemer convenience store has been dismissed. Corey Little, 21, was charged with capital murder, attempted murder and robbery in the April 11 slaying of Tyler D’King Andrews, 20. Also charged...
Missing Person Report Issued
The Birmingham Police Department issued a missing person(s) report on Wednesday advising that Jermiera Ivory Fowler, age 31, went missing after she told her family she was meeting with someone to make a purchase from Facebook Marketplace. On Thursday at approximately 9:00pm, police received a report of a body on...
27-year-old charged in horrific, deadly Birmingham gunfight that was captured on surveillance video
The suspect in the shooting death of a man in Birmingham’s Kingston public housing community was taken into custody Friday night. Demarco Griffin, 27, is charged with murder in the Memorial Day slaying of 43-year-old Juanderius Woods. The brutal killing was captured on surveillance footage that somehow was leaked and made its way onto social media.
Man found slain inside vehicle in southwest Birmingham neighborhood
An investigation is underway after a person was found slain Saturday morning in southwest Birmingham. West Precinct officers were dispatched shortly after 8:30 a.m. to the 2500 block of Snavely Avenue on a report of a person shot. They arrived to find the male victim dead inside a vehicle. Though...
Birmingham Police investigating Facebook Marketplace lead after burned woman’s body found
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Disturbing details are coming to light in the murder of 31-year-old Jermiera Fowler. An initial autopsy revealed Fowler was shot to death, then her body was burned and dumped in east Birmingham. Officer Truman Fitzgerald with the Birmingham Police Department says her body was discovered around 9 p.m. Thursday. ”It’s very […]
Multiple Alabama agencies, USPIS find over 100 pounds of ‘contraband’ in packages
ALABAMA (WHNT) — In an effort to ‘remove contraband from U.S. Mail’, multiple Alabama agencies and K9s teamed up with the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) in the final full week of May. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said the week-long search effort took place...
Spring break shooting death of Birmingham teen ruled justified
The spring break shooting death of a 17-year-old Birmingham student has been ruled justifiable. Authorities on Friday announced the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office said no criminal charges will be filed in the March 26 slaying of Caleb Witt. Caleb was a senior at Jackson-Olin High School and was...
City of Bessemer hosts gun buyback, brings awareness to ongoing gun violence
Gun violence continues to claim lives in our area, but several organizations are working together to bring awareness and combat the problem.
Shooting suspect arrested after search near Bessemer
A 21-year-old man has been arrested after a shooting near Bessemer Thursday afternoon. Quandarrious Roberts is suspected of shooting a 21-year-old man in the 5000 block of Summerset Way. Deputies were called to the scene just before 5 p.m. on June 1, 2023. When they arrived, they found a man...
Arrest Made in Connection to Murder of Juanderius Woods in Birmingham Housing Community
The Birmingham Police Department has made an arrest in connection to the murder of Juanderius Woods, who was shot and killed on May 29, 2023, in the Dr. Morrell Todd Homes Housing Community. The suspect, identified as Demarco Griffin, was taken into custody without incident by the Special Enforcement Division’s Crime Reduction Team. Community Safety Partnership officers had spotted Griffin's vehicle at an apartment complex in East Birmingham and notified the Homicide Unit. The Birmingham Police Department credits the partnership between the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District and the police department for the arrest. The investigation into the murder of Juanderius Woods is ongoing.
Homicide in Center Point under investigation
CENTER POINT, Ala. (WBRC) - Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a homicide. Quindell Javon Rhodes of Birmingham, 24, was shot around 9:18 May 31 in the 500 block of Tupelo Way. He was taken to UAB Hospital where he later died. Anyone with information about this shooting, please...
Missing woman not heard from since going to Facebook meetup considered in danger, Birmingham police say
A woman that authorities say has not been seen or heard from since she left to go purchase an item from Facebook marketplace is considered to be in danger, Birmingham police said Thursday. Jermiera Ivory Fowler, 31, was last seen around 4 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of 41st...
Birmingham man arrested in connection to fatal Memorial Day shooting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police Department announced the arrest of a local man charged in a fatal Memorial Day shooting. Demarco Griffin, 27, is charged Friday with the murder of Juanderius Woods at the Dr. Morrell Todd Homes. He will be booked into the Jefferson County Jail with no bond. According to public information officer […]
Man charged with attempted murder in Jefferson County shooting
A 21-year-old is charged with attempted murder following a shooting in Jefferson County Thursday afternoon.
Woman, 32, sentenced to life in prison for 2019 stabbing death of boyfriend at Fairfield home
A Fairfield woman convicted in the 2019 stabbing death of her boyfriend has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Jefferson County Circuit Judge David Carpenter handed down the sentence Thursday following the March conviction for 32-year-old Jammie LaJoyce Hughes. Hughes was convicted in the Oct....
Police investigating shooting in Bessemer
BESSEMER, Ala. (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of a shooting in Bessemer on Summerset Way. Details are limited at this time. This is a developing story. More information will be added as new details are available. Get news alerts in the Apple App...
Lack of leads after Memorial Day shootings in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — They are still no arrests after a string of shootings over the Memorial Holiday weekend, as Birmingham Police Department continues to ask the community for help. The gun violence spree in Birmingham began Friday night and detectives have made little headway in solving the crimes that left two people dead. Truman […]
Birmingham Homicide Leads to Calhoun County Cautions Being Issued
Calhoun County, AL – The Birmingham Police Department issued a missing person report on Wednesday advising that Jermiera Ivory Fowler, 31, went missing after she told her family she was meeting with someone to make a purchase from Facebook Marketplace. On Thursday at approximately 9:00 pm police received a report of a body on fire […]
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