Crime Stoppers April 13: Detectives still need tips in November 2012 homicide

Justin Johnson

This week's Crime Stoppers unsolved homicide case focuses on a homicide from November 2012. A victim known to sell t-shirts out of his vehicle died in that vehicle. It's a case Crime Stoppers featured last month, but police continue to need your tips.

The homicide{}happened in the Ensley community Wednesday, November 14th. As Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper explains, there is a reward for those who help police find the killer.

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

Listen closely to how this happened, because we need someone to provide the missing clues that will help solve this case.

It was Wednesday, November 14th. Police were called to 29th Street Ensley and Avenue F. When they got there, they found a white, Chrysler 300 parked on the edge of the road. All of the doors were open except for the right back door. 23-year-old Justin Johnson was dead.

He was known to sell shirts out of his vehicle to people at area service stations. Police found clothes on the trunk of Johnson's car when they arrived at the scene.

So that's what we know, and we're sure there's someone from the area who can tell us a little more. Remember: Crime Stoppers is here for your protection. You never give your name, and Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court.

Just dial 205-254-7777. There's a cash reward if you have the right tip, and you still won't have to give your name.

Justin Johnson needs real justice, and it's up to you to help provide it.

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.