Crime Stoppers May 11: Police need information in March 21 homicide

David Crutcher

It hasn't been long since David Crutcher was shot and killed, and police want to make sure it's not long before there's justice. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper has this week's{}unsolved homicide report.

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

We're not giving up on this case. David Crutcher needs justice, and we're determined to find who killed him.

He was 39 years old when he was shot and left to die in an alley. That day, police responded to the 8400 block of 8th Avenue South. When they got there, Crutcher was lying in the grass along an alley. He had been shot several times.

A witness who lives in the area said someone beat on her door. She walked outside and found blood on her porch. But evidence shows Crutcher was shot in that alley. His vehicle, a black Oldsmobile Aztec, was found abandoned at the 1600 block of 21st Street North.

We need to know what happened and why it happened. But remember: In many cases, we cannot find justice unless someone gets the courage to tell us what they know.

We understand you may be afraid of retaliation. But we remind you: Crime Stoppers is here to protect you. Plus your tip could get a cash reward. No matter what you saw and no matter what you heard, call Crime stoppers at 205-254-7777.

You never have to give your name, even if you collect the reward. Plus Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court to testify. All we want is justice and closure for the family of David Crutcher. You have the power to help.

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 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.