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Crime Stoppers July 14: We need your help to solve a 1998 cold case

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It's been more than 14 years since Marcus Junuies 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 January 7, 1998, when the victim, Marcus Junuies, was murdered.

Around 9:30 that night, police were called to the 4100 block of 5th Avenue South. When they got there, they found Junuies lying on the floor. He had been shot in the head. Several neighbors said they heard three gunshots coming from his house. Investigators have no other leads. 

So 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 Marcus Junuies, and make sure his killer is held accountable.

With Crime Stoppers. I'm Police Chief A.C. Roper."


TO PROVIDE A TIP ON THE CASE:  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.