Crime Stoppers December 7: Benjamin Sloan's killer still on the loose

Benjamin Sloan

A{}31-year-old man was gunned down and found on a dead-end street. Officers discovered Benjamin's Sloan body Sunday, October 27.

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper details the case so you can help close it.

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

This homicide happened in the fall. It was on a Sunday, and we need to find the killer before the case turns cold.

31-year-old Benjamin Sloan was found dead inside the driver's seat of a gray 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe October 27. The Tahoe was on the 300 block of 83rd{}Street North. It's a dead-end street with several vacant houses.

That Sunday, officers got a call that a man was slumped over in the car. When they got to the scene, that man was Sloan. He had been shot and killed.

A witness lives up the street from the crime scene. That witness heard several gunshots and saw a man running through a backyard. Right now, we have no more witnesses.

This is where you come in. What have you heard about that day? What can you tell us about the victim? No matter what you know, you can talk to Crime Stoppers.

I promise you: Crime Stoppers keeps you anonymous. In fact, we'll never take your name. When you call, Crime Stoppers will give you a private code number, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you can use that code number to claim a cash reward.

Just dial 205-254-7777, and we'll do the rest. Someone needs to speak up now.

We owe it to Sloan to check every lead and look into every possibility. You owe it to him to point us in the right direction.

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.