Crime Stoppers January 11: Tips needed in 2013 killing

William Daniels


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

This happened October 5, 2013. That's when 31-year-old William Daniels lost his life. We need to find the person responsible, so step up and help.

Police responded to a traffic accident on the 900 block of 6th Avenue South. The vehicle had been shot several times. Two victims were inside. The driver had been shot, so had the passenger, who was William Daniels. But Daniels lost his life.

While our officers were canvassing the area, they found a piece of the rear bumper and glass from the victim's vehicle on Graymont Avenue. Several witnesses said both victims had been there before the shooting.

I want you to listen to me closely. You have the power to make your streets safe. You have a program to report crimes without ever giving your name. The don't snitch mentality has got to stop if you really want to put an end to crimes like this.

We know people have talked about it, so call in the rumors you've heard. We know someone has seen or heard something about that day. You might have heard an entirely different story, so call and tell us that, too.

Make the call for Daniels, and make it for your own protection.


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 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.