FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Release No. 179 Sunday,
25, 2011, 3:36 P.M., CDT
Contact: Sergeant Johnny Williams
Public Information Officer
Telephone No. (205) 254-1708
Homicide Investigation Update
The Birmingham Police Department reports that three suspects are in custody in connection with a homicide investigation. 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.
The first suspect has been identified as: Tavaris Allen, B/M, 20, of Birmingham, Alabama.
The second suspect has been identified as: Anthony Jackson, B/M, 19, of Birmingham, Alabama.
The third suspect has been identified as: Alexis Blocker, B/F, 16, of Birmingham, Alabama. No photo available.
During the course of the investigation, detectives discovered that the victim was lured to the incident location by
the suspects using a phone sex chat line in an attempt to rob him. Capital Murder warrants have been obtained on all suspects. Robbery
1st Degree warrants have also been obtained on all suspects. The suspects are in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.