The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.
The victim has been identified as:
Jordan Ellis Melton, (29), B/M, of Helena, Alabama.
At 8:30 AM, North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of Two Firefighters Shot at Fire Station # 9. Officers arrived on the scene when they learned two firefighters had been shot inside Fire Station # 9. Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) personnel transported the two injured firefighters to a local area hospital. They both suffered serious injuries.
One of the firefighters, Jordan Melton, succumbed to his injuries on Monday, July 17, 2023.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that an unknown suspect(s) shot the two firefighters while they were inside Fire Station # 9. The shooting appears to have taken place near the bay doors. There is no one in custody.
If there is anyone who has information pertaining to the case, please contact the B.P.D. Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.
Crime Stoppers is currently offering a $46,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case.