Crime Stoppers November 16: Who killed John Mullins?

John Mullins

An August homicide is still unsolved. The victim was stabbed to death, and his killer is still on the streets.

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper explains how you can help.

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

We don't want to go another day without making an arrest in the death of John Mullins. He was 55 years old and{}lived in Birmingham. He was found stabbed on the 500 block of 41st Street North.

It was Friday, August 30th. Around 10 that night, police were called to that location. Mullins had been stabbed in the back. He was pronounced dead when he got to{}UAB Hospital.

There were no witnesses, but several people told us that Mullins was seen arguing with a suspect earlier that evening.

We need to know more. Now it's time for you to step up and tell us what you've heard. We'll take the tip. We'll work to verify it, and if an arrest is made, you qualify for a cash reward.

Just call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. We'll never ask your name, and Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court to testify. So you remain completely anonymous.

Justice for Mullins depends on someone speaking up, and it will help us make your neighborhood safer. Crime Stoppers is waiting.

With Crime Stoppers, I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper."

In addition to telephone tips, you can text a tip by texting the code 7777, along with your tip, to the word CRIMES. Or, you can submit an encrypted tip by going to{}{}and clicking on the "submit an online tip" link.

No matter which method you choose, you will remain anonymous.

The cash reward in this case is offered to the first person whose tip leads to an arrest. Even if you receive the cash reward, you still will not have to give your name -- only the code number.

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.