Crime Stoppers April 28: Tips needed in 2002 murder

Victim: Kent Andrews

Police hope your tips will help solve a 2002 homicide. Kent Andrews{}was killed, and police need to know who's responsible. They're calling on you for help.{}

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper has this week's unsolved homicide case.{}"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. We need your help to find the killer of Kent Andrews. He was shot and killed Saturday, November 16, 2002.{}Andrews was killed at home on 68th Street South in Birmingham. We need to know who killed him.A witness related to Andrews said he was in a bedroom when he heard an unknown male voice.{}Then he heard a gunshot. The witness found Andrews lying on the living room floor.{}He died a few minutes later.{}Investigators believe Andrews knew his murderer and let him come inside the residence. {}If you can shed any light on this investigation, we need to hear from you.{}Dial 205-254-7777. We'll give you a private code number, and if your tip leads to an arrest,{}you can use that number to claim a cash reward.{}

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

In addition to telephone tips, you can text a tip by texting the code 7777, along with your tip, to the word CRIMES.{} Or, you can submit an encrypted tip by going to{}www.birminghamcrimestoppers.organd clicking on the "submit an online tip" link.

No matter which method you choose, you will remain anonymous.

The cash reward in this case is offered to the first person whose tip leads to an arrest.{} Even if you receive the cash reward, you still will not have to give your name -- only the code number.

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.