Crime Stoppers January 18: Man killed five days before Christmas

"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper.

We can still find justice for Jeffery Burkes.

He was 28 years old when he was shot and killed. He needs justice.

It was Friday, December 20th when officers were called to the 1600 block of Alabama Avenue Southwest. Shots had been fired.

Jeffery Burkes was lying on the porch with gunshot wounds. He was dead.

We need to know who had it in for him? It's time to take a stand. If you've heard anything about what happened that night, we need you to call Crime Stoppers.

You can dial 205-254-7777 any time, day or night. Even if you're not sure you're information is valuable, give us a call. We won't take your name, and if your call leads to an arrest, you qualify for a cash reward.

Step up for Jeffery Burkes. It's time to take a stand.

With Crime Stoppers, I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper."

You can reach Crime Stoppers anytime at (205) 254-7777.

Also, you can text 7777, along with your tip, to the word "CRIMES." Or if you prefer to send an encrypted tip online, go to click on the "submit an online tip" link.

No matter which method you choose, you will remain anonymous. Each tipster receives a private code number. If an arrest is made based on an individual's tip, the tipster can use the code number to claim a cash reward.

Crime Stoppers cannot call tipsters to testify in court.

Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is a partnership between local law enforcement, the Birmingham Business Alliance and ABC 33/40. Together, our goal is to make our community a safer place to live and work.