Crime Stoppers June 1: Who's responsible for Arthur Green's death?
Crime Stoppers will pay you cash and keep you anonymous if your tip leads to justice for Arthur Green. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper explains how you can help.
"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper, and this is 22-year-old Arthur Green.
He died Friday, May 17. It was 2:30 am in when officers were called to the 1200 block of Rayfield Drive. Green was sitting in the driver's seat of a BMW. He had been shot in the chest and was dead.
Several witnesses said they heard arguing then a "pop." One witnesses tell us they saw two black men at Green's vehicle. Then that witness saw the men jump into a silver vehicle and speed off. Another witness who was driving home saw a silver Chevrolet sedan near the crime scene. We're told the vehicle is often seen on Rayfield Drive.
Someone in that neighborhood knows exactly who did this, and someone else has probably heard talk about it. Those are the people who need to call Crime Stoppers.
We understand you may not want to talk. But remember: Crime Stoppers keeps you anonymous. Dial 205-254-7777. The call is never recorded. The line isn't traced. We'll give you a code number, and if you're tip leads to an arrest, you can use that code number to get a cash reward.
Do the right thing and make the call. We're counting on it.
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 towww.crimestoppersmetroal.com 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.