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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   Media Release No.  176 Wednesday,  September 21, 2011,  8:12 A.M., CDT



Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams  
                      Public Information Officer
                      Telephone No. (205) 254-1708







Homicide Investigation

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are investigating a homicide.  The incident occurred on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at approximately 11:53 p.m. at 7744 3rd Avenue South.

The victim has been identified as:  John Inusa Dantata, B/M, 34, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Officers from the East Precinct responded to a Shot Spotter call at the incident location.  Upon arrival, officers did not discover any activity.  Shorty after, officers located the victim’s 2009 Kia Rio off the roadway in the 7600 block of 3rd Avenue south.  The victim was found inside his vehicle, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Birmingham Fire and Rescue arrived and transported the victim to U.A.B. Hospital for treatment.  Hospital staff later pronounced the victim deceased.

There have been no arrests or charges filed in this case.  Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, they are encouraged to contact the B.P.D. @ 254-1764; or Crime Stoppers @ 254-7777.


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