Crime Stoppers May 20: New details emerging about motivational speaker's killing

Kerry Hardy

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER GUNNED DOWN IN BIRMINGHAM:Who is responsible for killing a well-known motivational speaker in Birmingham May 2nd? 46-year-old Kerry Hardy was gunned down in an alley between Carroll and Barbee Street. He was shot several times, and police believe there are multiple shooters.That evening shortly before 9 pm, neighbors heard gunshots. They saw a silver vehicle, described as either a new Toyota Camry or Altima, behind Hardy's vehicle. It was leaving the scene. Hardy had been shot several times. Detectives believe information is out there about who the suspects are, but it's going to take someone from the public stepping forward to close this case. Contact Crime Stoppers, and you will remain anonymous.TO PROVIDE A TIP ON THE CASE: 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.