Crime Stoppers January 12: 2006 cold case needs tips

"I'm Police Chief A.C. Roper.{}Audrey Price was only 23 -years-old when her life was taken away, but more than six years later, there's still no justice. That's why we need your help.

It was February 13, 2006. Police were called to I65 N{}near the 3rd Avenue South entrance ramp. A car was stopped in the middle lane of the highway. It was a white 2004{}Mazda 626.

The vehicle appeared to have been shot several times.{} Price was sitting in the driver's seat. She had been shot and was dead.

During that time, other officers responded to Carraway Hospital on an assault call. The victim was Marques McConico. He had been a passenger in the car with price and was being treated for gunshot wounds.

Witnesses say Price had met McConico at the Waffle House on University Boulevard. Both left in Price's car. We're told when they were on the interstate, a black Chevy Tahoe or Suburban pulled up and started shooting at them. Price's car came to a stop, and the suspect's vehicle fled. The witnesses picked up McConico and drove him to the hospital.

I want people who know anything 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.

So let us know anything you may have heard since then. Just dial 205-254-7777. Crime Stoppers will give you a code number, so you will never have to give your name.

Don't let Price's killer continue to get away. Call Crime Stoppers and help us get justice for her.

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

In addition to telephone tips, encrypted tips can be submitted online by going to and clicking on the "submit an online tip" link. Also, you can text 7777, along with your tip, to the word CRIMES.

If you provide information to Crime Stoppers, detectives will never ask for your name, and they will never see your phone number. Instead, you will be assigned a private code number. If your tip is the first to lead to an arrest, you then use the code number to claim a cash reward.

Crime Stoppers cannot call its 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.