Crime Stoppers December 1: Police need tips in recent Birmingham homicide

Jarvis Dudley

Detectives are working to uncover what happened in the final hours in the life of Jarvis Dudley. He was gunned down Monday, November 5th, and police are sure someone knows who pulled the trigger. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper has details.

"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper, and{}Jarvis Dudley was 33 years old when he was killed.

Monday, November 5th, someone ended his life. He was found inside a car just before 12:30 that morning in the 900 block of Avenue W. The motor was running and the back window had been shot out. Dudley was in a{}2000 Mazda 626.

We're told Dudley had just left the Exxon station at 19th street and Avenue{}W a few minutes before he died. A nearby resident heard several gunshots and saw a car speeding away.

That's all we know. But we need to hear: What's the word on the street? No doubt, plenty of people are talking about it, and there might be some truth to those rumors. All we ask is that you let us check it out.

Remember: when you call Crime Stoppers, we don't record the call. We'll give you a private code number, and we'll only know you by that code number. That means Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court to testify. If we arrest his killer based on your tip, you can use your code number to claim a cash reward.

Jarvis Dudley will finally have justice, and no one else will know it was you who called.

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

TO PROVIDE A TIP ON THE CASE: 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.