Crime Stoppers August 31: Detectives looking for new leads in February homicide
In Crime Stoppers: Detectives are looking for new leads as they continue to investigate a homicide that happened earlier this year. Navarro Radford was shot and killed where he lived on 45th Street North. It's a case we featured earlier this year.
Birmingham Chief A.C. Roper understands people don't want to talk, but there is protection if you talk to the right people.
"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper.
23-year-old Navarro Radford lost his life Saturday, February 23rd. Early that morning, officers were called to the 800 block of 45th Street North. A person had been shot. It was Radford. He was lying on the ground outside his home. Radford was dead.
Witnesses tell us they heard several gunshots. Then they saw a grey or light blue Lincoln town car with big wheels leaving the scene after the shots were fired.
Who were the people in that vehicle? I'm sure word has spread around about who did it, but we need you to give those tips to us.
When you call Crime Stoppers, remember: We will keep you anonymous. We won't record the phone call, and Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court to testify.
Someone needs to speak up now before this case turns cold. Let's get justice for Navarro Radford.
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 www.crimestoppersmetroal.com 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.