Crime Stoppers January 5: Another plea for justice for Devondae Jones

Devondae Jones

It's been almost more than two months since Devondae Jones was killed. Police need to know who his killer is, so speak up. You owe it to the community and to Jones.

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper explains how you can help.

From Chief Roper:

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

I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. Tonight's unsolved homicide report focuses on a shooting from less than a month ago.

18-year-old Devondae Jones was shot and killed Wednesday, September 19th. Here's what happened.

That Wednesday, police were called to the 1100 block of 25th Street Ensley. When officers arrived, Jones was lying on the sidewalk. He had been shot. Then Birmingham Fire and Rescue transported him to UAB Hospital. He later died.

Several people say they were visiting a house nearby when they heard three to four gunshots.

So that's it. What else have you heard? What else did you see? If you call Crime Stoppers, we'll take that information.

But we will not take your name. All we'll do is give you a private code number. And if there's an arrest based on your tip, you can use that code number to claim a cash reward. Even then you won't have to give your name.

Don't let Devondae Jones' killer get away. Don't let this case go cold. Call Crime Stoppers and help us get justice for him.

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{}and 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.