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Crime Stoppers November 24: What happened to Rodney Johnson?

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It's been almost a month since Rodney Johnson was killed. Police need to know who his killer is, so speak up.

You owe it to the community and to Johnson. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper explains how you can help.

"I'm Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper. Tonight's unsolved homicide report focuses on a shooting that happened less than a month ago.

19-year-old Rodney Johnson was shot and killed Monday, October 29th. Here's what we know.

Police saw a white vehicle driving on Bessemer road and turn onto Avenue "W." The vehicle was driving fast and weaving in and out of traffic. Police followed the vehicle and tried to stop it. 

It stopped when it reached the 1900 block of Woodland Avenue Southwest. Then two people jumped out and began yelling that Johnson had been shot. Firefighters transported him to UAB Hospital where he died.

The white vehicle had several bullet holes in the truck and back bumper. It appears one of the rounds that entered the bumper traveled through the backseat and struck Johnson.

While police were investigating this homicide, a call was dispatched on 12th Street Southwest and Lomb avenue. Another vehicle had been shot into. The owner said she was traveling on Lomb Avenue near Fayette Avenue when someone fired several shots at her vehicle. No one was injured.

So that's it. What else have you heard? What else did you see? If you call Crime Stoppers, we'll take that information, but we will not take your name. All we'll do is give you a private code number, and if there's an arrest based on your tip, you can use that code number to claim a cash reward. Even then, you won't have to give your name.

Don't let Rodney Johnson's killer get away. Don't let this case go cold. Call Crime Stoppers and help us get justice for him.

With Crime Stoppers, I'm Birmingham 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 www.crimestoppersmetroal.com 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.

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