It's been more than 16 years since Donnie Dickerson was gunned down, but his killer could still be out there. If you can help police find who's responsible for his murder, Crime Stoppers will give you cash.
Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper has this week's homicide report.
"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper.
Your help is critical to cracking this cold case. We need to hear anything you might recall.
It was May 13, 1996, when the victim, Donnie Dickerson, was murdered.
He was walking in the 600 block of 5th Street North when someone shot him. Witnesses said Dickerson got into an argument with two other people earlier that day. Another witness saw a black male suspect walking away from Dickerson's body moments after he was murdered.
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 Donnie Dickerson, 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
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.