With three months left in the year, police in Tuscaloosa County have investigated 15 homicides in 12 separate incidents so far in 2022.

All homicides in the area are investigated by the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, which handled almost two dozen homicides in 2021 -- one of the area's deadliest years in decades.

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Those stats are down so far this year, and the number of deaths in 2022 has been inflated by double murders in January, March and May.

Two of the homicides the VCU is investigating this year involve claims of self-defense, and a grand jury will ultimately determine if criminal charges are warranted in those cases.

Three others remain unsolved as of the end of September.

Scroll through the gallery below to review all homicides in the area so far this year, and stay connected to the Thread for coverage of crime and courts in West Alabama.

All Homicides in Tuscaloosa County So Far in 2022

A regularly updated list of the Tuscaloosa Thread's coverage of all homicides in Tuscaloosa County in 2022.

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