Birmingham, Alabama
2021 - 2022

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Areyelle Yarbrough
Timothy Erby
Ellis Embry
Christian Raspberry
Kenneth Wayne Austin
Lorenzo Cole
Cortney Woods
Leeco Whittington


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $60,000 (up to $10,000 per homicide event) for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the murders.


The FBI's Birmingham Field Office and the Birmingham Police Department are seeking the public's assistance with identifying those responsible for several homicides in Birmingham, Alabama. The homicides date back to April 2021 and involve the following cases: 

On April 4, 2021, during an Easter gathering hosted by a local radio station at W.C. Patton Park in Birmingham, Alabama, a dark colored SUV drove alongside the park and fired several shots into the crowd, killing Areyelle Yarbrough. 

On August 5, 2021, Timothy Erby and Ellis Embry were found deceased from gunshot wounds inside Embry's residence located in the 1000 block of 42nd Place North, Birmingham, Alabama.

On October 10, 2021, Christian Raspberry was shot and killed while driving in the Inglenook community located in the 4100 block of 41st Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama, after a shootout. 

On November 2, 2021, Kenneth Wayne Austin was killed in the 7300 block of 3rd Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama, by the occupants of a vehicle that was later determined to have been stolen from a car dealership in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the night before.

On December 14, 2021, Lorenzo Cole and Cortney Woods were shot and killed while riding together in a vehicle at a gas station parking lot located in the 3800 block of East Lake Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama.

On January 4, 2022, Leeco Whittington was killed by occupants of a stolen vehicle as he walked out of a service station located at 36 South Park Road, Birmingham, Alabama.

Submit a Tip:

If you have any information concerning these cases, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or the Birmingham Police Department at (205) 254-1764.You may also contact your local FBI office, the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or you can submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.

Field Office: Birmingham

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