Homicide Investigation – For Immediate Release
The Birmingham Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation. The incident occurred on Tuesday, March 29, 2023.
The victim has been identified as: Sidney Cornell Saxton, (37), B/M, of Birmingham, Alabama.
At approximately 9:40 AM, West Precinct officers were dispatched to the 500 Block of 12th Street Southwest on multiple Shot Spotter alerts. The call was updated to a Person Shot Call.
Officers arrived on the scene and observed the victim lying unresponsive on the sidewalk suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
The preliminary investigation suggests there was a shootout in the area which led to the victim being shot. Officers recovered a firearm from the victim.
A patrol officer detained a male seen running from the scene. BPD Homicide detectives will question the male.
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. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers through the Birmingham Police Department’s Mobile App on Android or IOS devices. Updates will be provided as information becomes available