Crime Stoppers June 21: Who took Cedric Dickson's life?

Cedric Dickson

This week's unsolved homicide report focuses on Cedric Dickson's death. The case is cold, but detectives hope to heat it up with your help. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper details this case in hopes of catching a killer. "I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper.The victim in this case was 54-year-old Cedric Dickson. He was killed just a few days into the new year in 2012. So far, his killer has gotten away with it. But if you're willing to make one call, we can put that person in jail. Dickson was shot and killed in front of his own home on Laurel Avenue on the night of January 4. He was lying on the ground next to his vehicle, but we're not sure where he was coming from. Dickson was rushed to the hospital, but doctors were unable to save him. While several people say they heard the shots, no one admits to seeing who fired the shots. But maybe you can help us in some other way. Maybe you know where Dickson was earlier that night. Maybe you've heard talk on the street about who did it or why. If you're willing to talk to us, we will leave your name out of it. Just dial 205-254-7777. We'll give you a private code number, and that keeps you anonymous. Plus, Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court. And there's a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.What happened to Dickson demands answers, and he deserves justice. If you know something, it's time to give us a call.With Crime Stoppers, I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper." 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.