Overlap-blur is caused by the relative movement of high speed between the camera and the object during the exposure process, which is one of the most common phenomenons of image degradation during the criminal detection forensics work. Based on the analysis of the overlap-blurred image’s characteristic, a coded-shutter model is proposed to approximate the nature of overlap-blur. As the first attempt, using the coded-shutter model, an image deblurring algorithm is designed for the restoration of the overlap-blurred images. The experiment results show the validity and rationality of the coded-shutter model for deblurring the overlap-blurred images. When tested on the real overlap-blurred photographs, the proposed algorithm can restore the information of interest in the blurred images better, which demonstrates the higher practical value of the algorithm.