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President Pro Tem Jay Roberson Joining District Neighborhood Presidents for Press Conference on Efforts to Capture Those Involved in the Brutal Attack

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Monday June 8, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL- Neighborhood presidents in District 7 are coming together to bring justice to one of their neighbors. Charlie Fuller was attacked May 13th at his Carver Avenue home in the Tarpley community of Birmingham. Fuller had gone outside around 8:30 or 9 a.m. that Wednesday to feed his dogs. His wife told authorities he never came back. Neighborhood leaders along with Birmingham City Council Pro Tem Jay Roberson will hold a press conference TODAY at 1:00 p.m. on the campus of Lawson State Community College to discuss additional reward amounts that will be given those who have information that will lead to the arrest of those involved in the attack. The conference will take place in front of the Perry Ward building.

“My prayers go out to the Fuller family in the loss of their grandfather, father, uncle, brother, and friend,” Councilor Roberson said. “Mr. Fuller was a well respected man in our community and this insensible act of robbing an 86-year-old man in his own yard is uncalled for. This Councilor will not allow this type of violent act to happen to anyone but most of all the elderly in our communities.”

Neighbors of Fuller say he was a retired mechanic who kept to himself, but was well-liked throughout the Grasselli Heights neighborhood. Those in the community say they are going to do all that they can to bring him justice.

“It is our hope that by coming together and offering this additional reward amount, someone will come forward and provide the police with information surrounding this unfortunate incident,” said Rosalind Young, president of the Tarpley City neighborhood. “This family needs closure and we aren’t going to stop until Mr. Fuller’s killer is behind bars.”

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Birmingham homicide investigators at 205-254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777. In addition to Councilor Roberson’s reward, as well as the Neighborhood President’s reward, Crime Stoppers also offers up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

For more information please contact the Office of Council President Pro Tem Jay Roberson at 205.254.2418.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at 205.721.5369 or brittany.sharp@birminghamal.gov.