Crime Stoppers May 21: Birmingham homicide investigation; Jefferson County armed robbery

Person of interest in homicide investigation


Crime Stoppers needs your help identifying a person of interest in a homicide investigation. The man, whose picture is posted to the right of this story, was seen with 22-year-old Jonathon Cole before he died. Cole was shot and killed Friday, April 5th at{}the Garden Inn and Suites on Crestwood Boulevard.

"He's a person of interest at this point," said Birmingham Detective Pat Green. "If anybody knows anything, it should be this guy."

If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers immediately. You will remain anonymous.

"We don't have any leads or any tips at this time, but with{}the public's help,{}it's still not too late," added Green. "We could get this case closed."


Crime Stoppers hopes you can identify a suspect wanted in an armed robbery at{}the Hibbett Sports on Center Point Parkway{}April 27th. Detectives also need your help identifying a person of interest in the case.

Pictures of the suspect, the vehicle he left in, and the person of interest in the case are posted to the right of this story.

The suspect pointed a gun at the cashier and left with cash.

If you have any information, call 205-254-7777.


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.