Crime Stoppers November 10: What happened to man killed outside a Birmingham club?

Forenzo McKeithen

Saturday's Crime Stoppers case focuses on a recent homicide in Birmingham. Who killed a man outside a Birmingham club? Crime Stoppers has cash for the right anonymous tip.

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper has more.

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

22-year-old Forenzo McKeithen was shot and killed Saturday, October 20th outside the Chocolate City Club on the 1200 block of Bessemer Road.

This is what we know. Police were dispatched to the club on a report of disorderly persons. The officers found a large crowd of people in the parking lot.

They were in the process of dispersing the crowd when shots were fired. McKeithen, along with another victim, were found lying on the ground. McKeithen had been shot and killed.

Witnesses say they saw several men arguing in the parking lot and that someone starting shooting. We need to hear from anyone who was there that night.

I'm sure someone knows more about the events leading up to his death, and someone can probably figure out who was behind the killing. What Crime Stoppers needs is for you to simply tell us what you know.

We know you might not want to talk, but{}I promise you: Crime Stoppers keeps you anonymous.

You never have to give your name. Crime Stoppers will only know you by a private code number. And if there's an arrest, you can use that code number to claim a cash reward. Even then, you stay anonymous.

So think about Forenzo McKeithen. And understand that if you don't want this to happen again, it's up to you to share what you know.

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 and 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.