Crime Stoppers May 24: Who killed Ladarius Thomas?

Ladarius Thomas

A recent homicide has detectives asking you for leads. Ladarius Thomas was gunned down April 22. Investigators need you to help keep the case from turning cold. {}"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. We refuse to let this case turn cold. But if you want a safer community, you need to take a stand. We know there could fear of retaliation. So that's why you can offer clues on the death of Ladarius Thomas, and you'll never have to give your name.It was Tuesday, April 22 when officers were called to the 700 block of Sun Hill Road. A suspicious person was apparently knocking on doors. While officers were on their way, another call came in from the same location. Shots had been fired. When they got there, Thomas was lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound. Paramedics took him to UAB Hospital, but he died two days later. We want to lock up the folks who are firing their weapons, terrorizing neighbors, and killing our residents. But we can't do it without you. So here's how to help. Just call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777, and let us know whatever you've heard. It's that easy to get justice for Ladarius Thomas. All it takes is for you to step up. {} 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.