From The Tribune Staff Reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified an 18-year-old killed just before 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 24.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, Kwesi Addae Barham, 18, of Tarrant, sustained multiple gunshot wounds during an assault. At approximately 7:30 a.m., an East Precinct officer was patrolling the 1700 block of 87th Street North when he observed Barham lying unresponsive on a roadway.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced Barham dead. This is Birmingham’s 84th murder investigation of 2021, with 12 justifiable death investigations.
The death is being investigated as a homicide; therefore, all questions regarding the circumstances surrounding the death should be made to the Birmingham Police Department.
The story will be updated when more information is available.