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      Crime Stoppers October 5: Don't let a recent homicide case turn cold

      Justin Kindred

      Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper needs your help. An August shooting that killed a 23-year-old Birmingham man remains unsolved, and detectives hope you hold the key to cracking the case.

      Chief Roper lays out the clues in the case.

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

      Your help is critical to cracking this case. We need to hear anything you might recall.

      Justin Kindred was only{}23 years{}old when he lost his life.{}

      It was Sunday, August 18th. At one in the morning, officers were called to the 800 block of 44th Place North because someone had been shot. When they got there, Kindred was sitting in the driver's seat of a black Cadillac. He had been shot several times and died. Kindred's car apparently struck another parked vehicle after he was shot.

      That's what we know. Investigators need to know more. That's why we're reaching out to you. Who's responsible for taking Kindred's life?

      If you know anything, we need to hear from you. We understand you may not want to talk. But remember: Crime Stoppers will never ask for your name.

      You remain anonymous, and your tip will help us keep a killer from killing again. So go ahead and dial 205-254-7777. Remember: there's no caller ID, and Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court to testify. Plus, there's a cash reward if there's an arrest.

      So make the right call for Justin Kindred, and make sure his killer is held accountable.

      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 www.birminghamcrimestoppers.org 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 www.crimestoppersmetroal.com 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.