Crime Stoppers September 22: Who's responsible for Brandon Cobb's death?

Homicide Victim: Brandon Cobb

Brandon Cobb was 21 years old when he was murdered. Police don't know much about why someone would kill him, but they do know they need your help.

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper hopes someone has the courage to help crack this case.

From Chief Roper:

"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. A murderer is still on the streets, and we're calling on you for justice.

Brandon Cobb was 21 years old when he was killed. It's time his killer pays for the crime. His family needs closure, and so does the community. We need to know what you know. This is what we know.

It was Saturday, November 17, 2007. Police were called to an abandoned house. It was on the 3900 block of 36th Avenue North.

When officers arrived, Cobb was lying on the front porch. Paramedics were treating him for a gunshot wound. He died on that porch. Cobb had been shot at least once in his chest.

Police recovered two spent shell casings from inside the house. We believe the shooting may have started there. All we want is to find whoever killed Brandon Cobb. We understand people might be afraid to share what they know, but there should be no fear when you're talking to Crime Stoppers. We'll keep you anonymous.

In fact, Crime Stoppers cannot call you to testify in court. So, do the right thing. Call Crime Stoppers at 254-7777. If there's an arrest from your tip, you get a cash reward.

This 21 year old did not have to die this way, so the least we can do now is prosecute his killer. And we can find that killer, As long as you tell us 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 to{}{}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.