Public’s Assistance with the Double Homicide Investigation of Jalen Tolbert & Marquse Yarbrough
Detectives request assistance from the public in obtaining information on a double homicide that occurred on Saturday, September 3, 2022, in the 100 Block of 3rd Avenue West that claimed the lives of Jalen Tolbert & Marquse Yarbrough.
At approximately 9:20 PM, North Precinct officers were dispatched to the 100 Block of 3rd Avenue West on report of multiple Shot Spotter alerts. The call was then updated to multiple people shot.
Officers arrived on the scene and observed both of the victims lying in the roadway suffering from gunshot wounds. A third adult male was observed inside an apartment suffering from gunshot wounds.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue (BFR) transported all of the victims to UAB Hospital. Mr. Tolbert & Yarbrough succumbed to their injuries. The third victim from the scene suffered non-life-threatening injuries. BPD learned a fourth victim showed up to UAB Hospital via private vehicle with non-life-threatening gunshot injuries.
The preliminary investigation suggests one of the victims was involved in some type of verbal argument prior to multiple suspects firing shots. Shot Spotter registered over thirty rounds fired.
Currently, there is no one in custody.
If anyone has information that will help aid our detectives, please contact the Homicide Division directly at 205-254-1764 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.
Crime Stoppers may award tipsters up to $5,000 in cash.