Reward increases to $25,000 for information in Beasley murder

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, October 7, 2015


The reward for information in for the Sept. 5 murder of a 25-year-old Birmingham man has risen to $25,000, the Hoover Police Department announced on Oct. 7.



Hoover police have been investigating the murder of Xavier Montrez Beasley for more than a month. Beasley was shot and killed by an unknown gunman while leaving his job at Home Depot on U.S. 280 after midnight on Sept 5.

According to the Hoover Police Department, it appeared Beasley was specifically targeted.

The Home Depot Corporation pledged a $5,000 reward contribution to Crime Stoppers for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the person or persons responsible for Beasley’s murder. This brings the total Crime Stoppers reward to $15,000.

“The Hoover Police Department appreciates this most recent contribution from the Home Depot Corporation, as well as their support and commitment to assist with this investigation,” an Oct. 7 news release from the Hoover Police Department read. “We remain determined in our efforts to bring resolution to this case and closure for Xavier’s family.”

Additionally, both Gov. Robert Bentley’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service are offering rewards for information in the case.

Gov. Robert Bentley’s Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a person responsible in the Sept. 5 murder. To qualify for this reward, contact Hoover Police Sgt. Keith Czeskleba at 739-6795 or 822-5300.

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to a warrant and arrest in the case. To qualify for this reward, contact Hoover Police Detective Josh Wall at 529-8572.

To report an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers, call the hotline at 254-7777 or submit a tip online at