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Crime Stoppers May 5: Police need your help to solve 2001 murder

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Police need your help to find the killer of Warren Early. He was murdered while visiting a friend in 2001, and police hope your tips will catch whoever is responsible.

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 43-year-old Warren Early. 

He was shot and killed October 10th, 2001. That day, Early was visiting a female friend on 61st Street North. An unknown man forced his way into the residence at gunpoint. He shot Early several times. Early later died at UAB Hospital.

One witness said the suspect knocked on the front door and entered with a gun.
The witness also said the suspect mumbled something about his brother to Early before shooting him.

If you can remember any details about this night, we need to hear from you. 

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. 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. 

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.