"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper.
Patrick Grayson was left to die in January of 2007. His body was found near the road on S.J. Bennett Drive.
A driver saw him lying near that road and called 911. When paramedics got there, it was clear that Grayson had been shot. He was dead.
Investigators found Grayson's ID and a cell phone within a few feet of his body. A witness told detectives he had heard a gunshot and what sounded like a woman screaming.
Surely someone out there know's why Grayson was killed.
We understand you may be concerned about talking, and we cannot stress to you enough: When you call Crime Stoppers, you absolutely will stay anonymous. We don't record the call, and Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court.
All we want to do is prevent more killing's like Grayson's on Birmingham streets, and we want to make sure that whoever did this cannot do the same thing to someone else.
So dial 205-254-7777, and rest easy knowing that you've done the right thing and no one will know it's you who called.
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 www.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.