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Crime Stoppers May 12: Tips needed in 2008 cold case homicide

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Police need your help to find the killer of 23-year-old Andrew Sanders. He was killed in 2008, 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 Andrew Sanders. He was shot and killed April 6, 2008. 

That Sunday, police responded to an assault call on the 2400 block of 9th Avenue South. When they arrived, they found Sanders lying face down in the courtyard. He was dead. 

An acquaintance of Sanders said she had heard several gunshots. She then found him lying on the ground. 

Investigators were told that a friend of Sanders may have been with him during the shooting, but no one could say who or where that friend was. 

If you can remember any details about what happened or who's responsible, 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.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. 

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.