Double Homicide Investigation
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a double homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Thursday, July 13, 2023.
The victims have been identified as:

  1. Deforest Chanier Kines Jr., 28, B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
  2. Cardarrius Bryant, 30, B/M, of Fultondale, Alabama.

At approximately 10 AM, East Precinct officers were dispatched to the 500 Block of Zinnia Lane on report of Shots Fired. Officers arrived on the scene and then observed a vehicle that had been shot into. Upon further investigation, officers observed the two victims lying unresponsive in the vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and then pronounced the victims deceased. Details are limited in this investigation. 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.