From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Detectives here reported that the death of Kadarius Khalil Kyneard, the 23-year-old man killed around 8 p.m. on July 10, is no longer being investigated as a homicide. Instead, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office has classified Kyneard’s shooting death as “justified.”
“… precinct officers responded to the scene and discovered the victim lying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds,” BPD officer Truman Fitzgerald said in a prepared statement. “Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and the victim was pronounced deceased. Two additional wounded victims arrived at Fire Station 25 and [were] transported to UAB with non-life-threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation indicates there was gunfire was exchanged during this incident.”
Once investigators presented the information they had gathered to the DA for assessment, the Jefferson County District
Attorney’s Office ruled the actions justifiable.
The Birmingham Police Department has 63 murders thus far in 2021 and
7 justifiable death investigations.