Crime Stoppers November 19: October homicide unsolved; Center Point business robbed

Suspect in Dollar General armed robbery


Halloween night, a 33-year-old Birmingham man lost his life. Tywaun Perkins died after he was gunned down at a gas station on 6th Avenue South.

"The most important thing is that we get closure for his family," said Birmingham Police Detective Chris Lampley. "There were several people in the parking lot the night of the shooting, and I feel like there is someone out there who actually saw the shooter."

The shooter was carrying an assault rifle and wore a black hoodie and dark{}jogging pants. He had dreadlocks and gold teeth.

Birmingham police have received several tips, but they need more to close this case. If you have any information on the case, contact Crime Stoppers immediately.


A Center Point business was robbed October 28th, and Jefferson County deputies need your help to find the suspect.

The{}suspect,{}whose picture is posted to the right of this story, was{}wearing a red hoodie and black bandana across his{}face when he walks into the Dollar General off Center Point Pkwy.

He targeted a cashier and dragged her to the register, where he took an undisclosed amount of cash and left.

"You can look at the two-toned shoes, the handgun, the way he moves, and his jacket," said Jefferson County Sgt. Brian Allison.{} "Somebody like this is going to be identifiable, and we are really going to have to rely on the public for information because we don't have a lot to go on, unfortunately."


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.