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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   Media Release No.  225 Thursday, December 9, 2010, 12:40 P.M., CDT



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







Homicide Update

To date, forty-eight (48) chargeable Homicides have been reported in the City of Birmingham during 2010, compared to sixty (60) at this time in 2009.

Homicide #48: Occurred on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at approximately 5:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of 20th Street North.

Officers from the North Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a report of shots fired. Officers arrived and located the victim inside a green, Honda Civic. The victim was unresponsive and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

The victim has been identified as: Rodney Derwin Matthews, B/M, 37, of Birmingham, Alabama.

There have been no arrests or charges in the case. If there is anyone who has information pertaining to this case, they are encouraged to contact the Birmingham Police Department @ 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 254-7777.


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