Crime Stoppers August 11: What happened to Graylin Lewis? - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Crime Stoppers August 11: What happened to Graylin Lewis?

Posted: Updated:
Graylin Lewis Graylin Lewis
Crime Stoppers needs your help solving a 2012 murder. If you know who killed Graylin Lewis, contact Crime Stoppers immediately. You will remain anonymous. 

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

"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. 

Graylin Lewis spoke with us before he died. Lewis gave us some clues about who could be his killer, but we need more to put that person behind bars. 

Lewis lost his life Thursday, July 19th. He was 42 years old. 

That night, police responded to a person shot at George Ward Park on the 1900 block of Greensprings Highway. When they got there, Lewis was sitting in a white, Ford Ranger pickup truck.
He had called 911 for help.

Lewis told police that he was asleep in his truck with the windows rolled down. Then he said two or three black males tried to rob him. He was shot.

Lewis described one of the suspects as having "dreads". Lewis was then transported to UAB Hospital. He underwent surgery then died.

A single spent shell casing was found on the pavement beneath the passenger side door. 
Several witnesses who were playing tennis at the park said they heard a single gunshot, but they didn't call police. 

All we want is to find whoever killed Graylin Lewis. We understand people might be afraid to share what they know, but there should be no fear when you're talking to Crime Stoppers.
We'll keep you anonymous.

Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court to testify. That means no one will know it was you who called.

Graylin Lewis did not have to die this way. So the least we can do now is prosecute his killer.
And we can find that killer As long as you tell us what you know.

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

In addition to telephone tips, encrypted tips can be submitted online by going to www.birminghamcrimestoppers.org and clicking on the "submit an online tip" link.  Also, you can text 7777, along with your tip, to the word CRIMES.

If you provide information to Crime Stoppers, detectives will never ask for your name, and they will never see your phone number.  Instead, you will be assigned a private code number.  If your tip is the first to lead to an arrest, you then use the code number to claim a cash reward.

Crime Stoppers cannot call its 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.