The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a murder investigation. The incident occurred on Friday December 2, 2022.
The victim was identified as:
Cornelius Arthour May Jr., (20), B/M, from Birmingham, Alabama.
Around 8:00 p.m., officers from the North Precinct were dispatched to the chevron at 1525 Finley Boulevard as several people had been shooting at each other. The call has been updated to multiple people shot.
Officers arrived at the scene and observed a vehicle across the street from the Chevron that had collided with a tree. During further investigation, officers observed an adult female victim in the vehicle who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound.
Officers also observed that the victim sustained an apparent gunshot wound in the vehicle. Officers found a third gunshot victim (an adult male) walking near the area.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. BFR transported the remaining two gunshot wound victims to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation suggests a shooting of some sort occurred in the 1600 block of Finley Boulevard. At this point, we believe the victims were targeted.
We currently have no one in custody.
If there is anyone who has information on the case please contact the BPD Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers via the Birmingham Police Department mobile app on Android or IOS devices. Updates will be provided as information becomes available.
This is Birmingham’s 125 Murder investigation from 2022 inclusive 8th legitimate death investigations.
The Birmingham Police Department adheres to the FBI’s guidelines for consistent crime reporting, which have been established for all law enforcement agencies in the United States. The FBI’s policy on consistent crime reporting does not require law enforcement agencies to include legitimate death investigations in total homicide investigations.
**The information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which evolves as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**
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Media Release 247 – Murder Investigation – Finley Boulevard