Press Release 26 – Frank Winston Homicide Investigation

Arrest made in 2021 Homicide investigation

Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in connection with the homicide of Franklin Winston. The incident happened on December 14, 2021 at 7564 66th Street South.

The suspect has been identified as:
Asia Askew, (30), b/f, from Birmingham, AL.

Detectives presented the case to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for review. Detectives got a murder warrant
($150,000 bond) for Askew’s arrest. Askew is currently being held in Jefferson County Jail.

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Press Release 26-Arrest made in connection with homicide investigation-Franklin Winston (2)

Homicide investigation
(2021 Press Release 305)

The Birmingham Police Department reports that detectives are investigating a domestic homicide. The incident happened on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.

The victim was identified as Franklin Winston, (37), b/m, of Birmingham, Alabama Just before 8:00 p.m., officers responded to a call for a shot person at 7564 66th Street South. Officers arrived to find the victim, Frank Winston lying on the kitchen floor with multiple gunshot wounds. Birmingham Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and the victim was pronounced dead.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the deceased was involved in an altercation with the suspect before being shot. This homicide appears to be familial in nature. A suspect has been taken into custody. This incident was isolated to a private residence. No other injuries were reported.

This is Birmingham’s 110th murder inquest in 2021 with 14 justifiable death inquests. The Birmingham Police Department adheres to the FBI’s uniform crime reporting guidelines established for all law enforcement agencies in the United States. FBI guidelines on uniform crime reporting do not require law enforcement.

**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 Department’s understanding of the facts and
circumstances may change as additional evidence is gathered and analyzed**


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