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Crime Stoppers April 21: Police need help cracking the case of a 2008 murder

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Police hope your tips will help solve a 2008 homicide. Brandon Martin was killed, and police need to know who's responsible. They're calling on you for help. 

Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper has this week's unsolved homicide case. 

"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. We need your help to find the killer of 17-year-old Brandon Martin. He was killed on September 13, 2008.  

Police were responding to shots fired in the 2900 block of Avenue Z when they saw two young men in a green Honda Accord. The car was at 18th Street Ensley and Ensley Avenue.

The men told police that their friend, Brandon Martin, had been shot. Police found Martin lying in the front, passenger's seat. He had been shot in the head.

The young men told police they were visiting "some girls" in the 2900 block of Avenue Z.
They said unknown suspects shot at their car from a blue, Chevrolet Suburban.

If you can shed any light on this investigation, we need to hear from you. Dial 205-254-7777. We'll give you a private code number, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you can use that number to claim a cash reward. 

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.organd 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.

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.