Press Release 10-Double Homicide Investigation at 16th Way SW and Matt Leonard Drive


Double homicide investigation

Birmingham Police Department reports detectives are investigating double homicide. The incident happened at 4 p.m.e Southwest Road and Matt Leonard Drive.

The victim has been identified as Franklin Harris, (49), b / m from Birmingham, Alabama.

The victim has been identified as Yasmine Wright, (16), b / f from Birmingham, Alabama.

At approximately 9:15 p.m., officers responded to a call from a shot dead person at the scene. Response officers discovered an adult male, Franklin Harris, lying motionless in the middle of the road next to a motorcycle. Harris suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on the spot by Birmingham Fire and Rescue. Officers and detectives were also alerted to another shooting victim, 16-year-old Yasmine Wright, who was transported by personal vehicle to Birmingham Fire Station 25 at 3015 Wilson Road. Birmingham Fire and Rescue transported the victim to UAB Hospital where she succumbed to his injuries.

Preliminary investigation suggests that Ed Franklin Harris turned 16e Way Sw, got off the bike and put it down on the road. The suspects drove onto a grassy area at the intersection and stopped. The suspect (s) reportedly got out of the vehicle and fired shots, fatally injuring Harris. Sixteen-year-old Yasmine Wright was a passenger in a vehicle passing through the area when she was hit by gunfire. The suspect (s) fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The suspect (s) are on the run.

If there is anyone with information regarding the case, please contact the BPD Homicide Unit @ 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

Anonymous advice can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers via the Birmingham Police Department mobile app on Android or IOS devices. Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

This is Birmingham 6e and 7e 2022 murder investigation.

The Birmingham Police Department adheres to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Guidelines set out for all law enforcement agencies in the United States. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Guidelines do not require law enforcement agencies to include justifiable death investigations in the total number of homicide investigations.

** Information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Ministry’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is gathered and analyzed **

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Press Release 10 – Homicide Double Investigation – Ed Frankin Harris – Yasmine Wright



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