Crime Stoppers September 28: Help find who killed Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson

This week's Crime Stoppers unsolved homicide case features a call that came in as a traffic accident and turned into a homicide scene July 21. Christopher Johnson was the victim. He had been shot and killed.

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper hopes someone comes forward to get justice for Johnson.

"I'm Birmingham Police Chief{}A.C. Roper. Your help is critical to cracking this case. We need to hear anything you might recall.

It was July when since Christopher Johnson was shot and killed. He was 44 yrs. old.

It was Sunday, July 21 shortly before 11 pm. Police were called to the 1100 block of John{}J. Eagan Drive on a traffic accident.

That's when they found a{}2009 Chevrolet pickup truck in the back of the location that had struck a chain link fence. Johnson was slumped over in the driver's seat. He had been shot and killed.

Investigators need to know more details. Who's responsible for taking Johnson's life?

That's where you come in. If you know anything, we need to hear from you. We understand you may not want to talk, but remember: Crime Stoppers will never ask for your name.

You remain anonymous, and your tip will help us keep a killer from killing again. So go ahead and dial 205-254-7777. Remember: there's no caller ID, and Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court to testify.

Plus, there's a cash reward if there's an arrest.

So make the right call for Christopher Johnson, and make sure his killer is held accountable.

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 and 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.

You can reach Crime Stoppers anytime by phone at 205-254-7777 or by texting the word "CRIMES" with your tip to 7777.

To send a tip online, go to and click on the "submit an online tip" link.

NOTE: You will remain anonymous no matter which method you contact Crime Stoppers. Each tipster receives a private code number, which you can use to claim a cash reward should your tip lead to an arrest. 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.