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Crime Stoppers June 14: 2010 homicide still unsolved

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It's been almost four years since George Phillips lost his life. It was July 2010, but there's still time to solve this cold case. Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper said detectives need some anonymous tips on why he was killed and who's responsible.  

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

While George Phillips was found on a Sunday morning, several people are telling us he was riding around the neighborhood the day before.

Eventually, someone noticed him along this stretch of 13th Avenue North. He was in a Chevy pickup truck parked in the alley behind a vacant apartment. He was slumped down in the cab and bleeding from his head. Help arrived and pronounced him dead. A witness reported hearing two gunshots the night before, but we don't know who pulled the trigger.

We understand people may be afraid to share what they know, even though time has passed. But there should be no fear when you're talking to Crime Stoppers.

All we want is to find whoever killed this man. If you know anything about his final days, Crime Stoppers will take your call, and we will keep you anonymous. In fact, Crime Stoppers cannot call you to court to testify. Just dial 205-254-7777 to submit a tip. So you have nothing to lose.

We need to know details. What was Phillips doing the day before? Who was he going to see? Had he been having any trouble lately, or was somebody wanting something from him for any reason?

He did not have to die this way, so the least we can do is prosecute his killer. And we can find that person as long as you tell us what you know.

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

You can reach Crime Stoppers anytime by phone at 205-254-7777 or by texting the word "CRIMES" with your tip to 7777.

To send a tip online, go to www.crimestoppersmetroal.com and click on the "submit an online tip" link.

NOTE: You will remain anonymous no matter which method you contact Crime Stoppers. Each tipster receives a private code number, which you can use to claim a cash reward should your tip lead to an arrest. 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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